MBS Environmental has a team of senior and principal staff experienced in obtaining regulatory approvals for a range of projects throughout Australia and internationally.

MBS is able to co-ordinate the entire environmental approvals process, including:

  • Strategic project planning.
  • Consultation with regulators and stakeholders.
  • Baseline studies.
  • Site selection and project layout.
  • Impact assessment using risk assessment and risk management approaches.
  • Preparation of documentation for submission to regulatory agencies and public display.

MBS has detailed practical knowledge of the legislative environmental approvals process at State/Territory and Federal levels. MBS Environmental can assist with:


  • Referral of a project under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
  • Environmental Impact Assessments of a project under the EPBC Act.

Western Australia:

  • Referrals and assessments under Part IV Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) e.g. s38 referral, Environmental Scoping Documents, Environmental Review Documents, section 45 C applications, section 46 applications.
  • Works Approval, Environmental Licences under Part V EP Act. 
  • Clearing Permits applications under Environmental Protection (Clearing of Native Vegetation) Regulation 2004.
  • Approvals under the Mining Act 1978 (Mining Proposals, Programs of Work - Exploration, Mine Closure Plans).
  • Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 Approvals (Groundwater Licence Applications, Bed and Bank Permits etc.).
  • Local Government Extractive Industry Licences.

In addition to WA, MBS has knowledge and working experience in Queensland, Northern Territory and New South Wales environmental legislation and associated impact assessment processes.

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