Bioscope Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd was established in 2009 to provide environmental and social services to the mining, industrial and infrastructure industries. Based in Perth, we are a boutique consultancy with global reach that can provide technical and other services for all stages of projects, from feasibility studies to operations and into and beyond site closure.
Bioscope Environmental has a highly skilled in-house team as well as strong association with other consultants and contractors. Consequently, we can draw from a wide pool of expertise to assemble appropriately skilled teams to meet your specific project needs.
Within the mining industry, the Bioscope Environmental team has worked on gold, silver, nickel, iron ore, mineral sands, manganese, copper, zinc, diamond, antimony, vanadium and coal projects. The team also has sound experience in power projects, gas and water pipelines, roads and other developments.
With project experience in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we provide practical advice and workable solutions to minimise and manage our clients’ risk relating to environment and community.
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I am genuinely delighted to comment on the working relationship that IMD Goldmines Ltd has developed with Bioscope Environmental on the Battler and British Hill Gold Projects located in the Yilgarn Region of Western Australia.
Battler is a historical mine that has seen several previous owners, and whilst on a granted ML, had several legacy issues that needed to be addressed. British Hill whilst having been subject to small scale mining in the past, is located in a more environmentally sensitive area that requires an enhanced level of work to be undertaken.
To put things totally into perspective, the Board of IMD consists mainly of highly experienced (a nicer phrase than senior) group of mining professionals who can trace their careers back to working in mines from the 1960s onwards, when the level of environmental and statutory regulations was somewhat different than today.
While we all have found the need to adapt to the changes in our industry, it is still difficult at times (for those who nostalgically look back at the times when getting a mining licence was not more difficult that getting a drivers licence) to understand why there was a need for change as they google and download complex technical data plus entertainment on their iPads and iPhones.
And then along came Sonia and her team of 21st century professionals who not only understood mining (Sonia’s father and grandfather were a highly respected mining engineer and geologist in WA) and proceeded to achieve the virtually impossible, namely educate the Board of IMDG on what was needed, why it was needed, and the most cost effective way of getting all of the necessary approvals in place in a very timely manner.
Mission Impossible achieved!
In summary, getting all the approvals and managing the process is not hard at all, as long as you are lucky enough to stumble across someone like Sonia Finucane and her awesome team!Jim Hickey