AMBS has a team of specialist staff who are experienced in providing assessments to fulfil the requirements of relevant federal and state legislation including: the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979), the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act 1974) and the NSW Heritage Act 1977.
Environment and Heritage Assessments
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Part 3A major projects
AMBS staff are familiar with the assessment requirements of EISs and major projects under Part 3A of the EP&A Act 1979. AMBS has experience working collaboratively on large and complex development projects and preparing impact assessments, technical advice and management plans.
GIS and Survey Mapping
Geographic information is increasingly required for large projects, planning and other developments. AMBS has specialist staff who are able to produce high quality maps and manipulate complex spatial data within Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Aboriginal Community Consultation
AMBS has a wide variety of experience in consulting with Aboriginal communities, to ensure that traditional values are incorporated into the assessment of heritage.
Understanding the natural and cultural environments in which we live is becoming an increasing focus for public planning, tourism and development. AMBS can design outstanding environmental, archaeological and heritage interpretations for public display.
AMBS staff are able to provide specialist advice and act as expert witnesses.
Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology
Environmental and biodiversity assessment requires the analysis of a diverse range of data, as well as accurate taxonomic classification. AMBS can draw on the expertise of the Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology divisions at Australian Museum, which have an established reputation of taxonomic research spanning over 150 years.
The Materials Conservation Unit (MCU) of the Australian Museum has over 30 years expertise in the preservation and conservation of cultural material and natural science materials. The Museum's conservation staff are trained experts in assessing the physical, chemical and biological needs of museum storage and display environments, scarred trees and archaeological artefacts.
The Australian Museum has a long history of anthropological research dating back to 1827. Research scientists in the Anthropology division of the museum regularly provide AMBS with expert advice backed by years of research in specialist fields.
The successful communication of complex scientific and cultural information relies on an intimate understanding of audience experience. The Australian Museum Audience Research Centre (AMARC) has an established reputation in analysing patterns of visitor behaviour, visitor experience, audience demography and other factors which are vital to understanding audiences of today.