Land Development and Subdivisions

 

 

Bioresearches’ has a wealth of experience in identifying and managing the effects and pressures of land developments on the natural environment.

Some of Bioresearches’ recent development projects include:

 

Weymouth Development (2013). This development was announced by Housing Minister Nick Smith and Auckland mayor Len Brown in 2013 as part of New Zealand’s largest community housing project. Bioresearches involvement included terrestrial and freshwater components

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1310/S00074/affordable-housing-development-for-weymouth.htm

 

Hobsonville Point (2007-2013). A 167 ha community and Marine Industry Precinct at the former RNZAF military airbase. The site includes 3000 dwellings, two schools, shops, offices, open space and a ferry terminal. Bioresearches involvements included terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology components.

 

Pak n’ Save Silverdale (2010-2011). Bioresearches relocated 25 nationally “At Risk” ornate skinks and three copper skinks from rough grassland, into safe habitats nearby the supermarket. Revegetation alongside this area will also secure more habitat for these rare lizards as the plantings mature.

 

Kuratau, Taupo District (2009-2012). Bioresearches undertook terrestrial and freshwater assessments for this subdivision project. Long-tailed bats using habitats in the area were tracked commuting along the Kuratau River.

 

Gills Road, Albany (2005, 2009-2013). Terrestrial and freshwater ecological assessments were undertaken at this former plant nursery. Bioresearches provided an assessment of effects and provided management for native lizards (copper skinks and forest geckos).

 

Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield (2008-2012). Terrestrial and freshwater ecological assessments were undertaken at this former plant nursery. Bioresearches provided an assessment of effects and relocated protected native lizards (copper skinks) from the footprint. Post release monitoring showed copper skinks moving into replanted habitats, and previously unrecorded nationally “At Risk” ornate skinks were also identified at the site three years after the completion of habitat enhancement works.

 

Harrison Road, Mt. Wellington (2012-2013). This retirement village complex required a terrestrial and freshwater assessment. Bioresearches also undertook a fish relocation from an existing lake on the site.

 

Te Tumu, Tauranga (2009-2010). Terrestrial and freshwater ecological assessments were undertaken at this Special Ecological Area (SEA). Bioresearches provided an assessment of the Te Tumu block (760 ha) to determine whether of not the SEA registrations for the site, as per the proposed Tauranga City Plan, were supported by the characteristics and quality of habitats in identified areas.