Strategen coordinated and prepared all environmental assessment documentation on behalf of the Department of Health and Department of Housing and Works for the approval of the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch, Western Australia, and undertook community consultation to address concerns raised by the public.

The hospital was a major State government initiative to enhance the health care capacity of the Southern Metropolitan Region. Its site comprised remnant native vegetation, as historically it was earmarked for conservation.

Strategen’s role in the project included environmental construction support to ensure compliance with State and Australian approval conditions, conformance with environmental management plans prepared by Strategen, coordination of rehabilitation works in Beeliar Regional Park and onsite initiatives such as fauna translocation, salvage of plants for rehabilitation works, and reuse of topsoil in rehabilitation areas.

Strategen successfully managed the implementation of the rehabilitation program at the Fiona Stanley Hospital and the implementation of other rehabilitation works for bushland conservation areas at the hospital site. Throughout the duration of this project Strategen provided:

  • a rehabilitation plan of works for agency approval, which was used to guide the rehabilitation program over a 5 year period
  • the coordination and management of major topsoil relocation, habitat logs and grasstree transplantation program (from the hospital site to the rehabilitation areas)
  • identification of target rehabilitation species and provenance of seed collection over several seasons
  • ongoing weed control (pre and post-planting/seeding/topsoil), taking into account seasonal and site variability over time
  • informal and formal monitoring using set quadrats to inform contingency planning and progress against completion targets.