Environmental Practitioner
March 2016

Welcome to the March edition of the Environmental Practitioner

In this issue, you will learn about the latest environmental enforcement action in Queensland from Olivia Williamson and approaches to identifying stakeholders in environmental management from Bec Colvin. Our President, Michael Chilcott, will discuss our recent challenges and outline some future actions for EIANZ and Alan Chenoweth, CEnvP Board Chair, provides an update on certification. You'll also find details on recent submissions to government and hear about our new SIS committee members.

If you are interested in providing feedback or sharing your study or project for the next edition of the Environmental Practitioner, I'd love to hear from you. The closing date for the May newsletter is 20 April 2016, so please send your submissions to communications-editor@eianz.org by then.

For the next issue, I am keen to receive member snapshots and photos. I’m sure there is a lot of photographic talent out there, and many environmental practitioners have the luck to visit and document some unusual places in Australia and New Zealand in the course of their practice.

Kelly Matthews MEIANZ CEnvP
Environmental Practitioner editor


In this edition:

From the President

News, articles and updates

EIANZ news

CEnvP news



From the President

EIANZ President, Michael Chilcott FEIANZ CEnvP shares what's on the horizon for the Institute. 

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News, articles and updates

Enforceable Undertakings: Queensland’s latest environmental enforcement action 

Olivia Williamson MEIANZ explains recent amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) that make provision for a new enforcement action, namely enforceable undertakings.

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Approaches to identifying stakeholders in environmental management    

For environmental practitioners, analysing and engaging with stakeholders is a significant component of environmental management. Bec Colvin shares some approaches in identifying stakeholders in environmental management.

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EIANZ news

EIANZ Certification

Alan Chenoweth FEIANZ CEnvP, CEnvP Chair, provides an update on EIANZ's certification scheme.

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EIANZ submission to the Australian Government’s Independent Review of the 2013 EPBC Act amendment 

EIANZ raised a number of key issues in its submission to the Australian Government's Independent Review of the 2013 'water trigger' amendment to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

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Impact Assessment Special Interest Section welcomes new committee members

Following an outstanding response to the call for nominations, the Impact Assessment Special Interest Section welcomes Helen Ketelbey and Anthony Sutton to its management committee.

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Congratulations to Lisa Corbyn on recent Public Service Medal

Congratulations to Lisa Corbyn, EIANZ Honorary Fellow Member, who was recently awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List. The award recognised her outstanding contribution to environmental protection and policy reform, and natural resource management, in New South Wales, and her service to the people of that State. EIANZ adds its congratulations to Lisa on this worthy recognition of her career.

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CEnvP news

Next intake for all CEnvP applications is Friday 4 March

You can submit your application at any time between now and COB on 4 March. If you have almost completed your application but are waiting on some signatures, please contact info@cenvp.org to request an extension.  

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Event calendar

2 Mar 2016 SEQ Division Quarterly twilight timeout informal networking
6 Mar 2016 NZ Chapter Wellington Branch - Family Day at Otaki
8 Mar 2016 ACT Division Forum on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
9 Mar 2016 VIC Division Climate Action
10 Mar 2016 SEQ Division Start up secrets - tips for starting an environmental consultancy
16 Mar 2016 SEQ Division Members plus on luncheon with Martin Moore
16 Mar 2016 VIC Division Urban renewal - Not only Fishermans Bend
21 Mar 2016 FNQ Division STEPS Program - Environmental risk and impact assessment
27 Apr 2016 NSW Division Perfluorinated Compounds Forum


View all upcoming EIANZ events >

EIANZ Conference 2016 - Save the date!

Foundations for tomorrow - Excellence in environmental practice
3 - 4 November 2016

Join environmental practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand as we explore the theme 'Foundations for tomorrow - Excellence in environmental practice'. Save the date! More information will be available soon.

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