Civil Services

Platypus provides services across the full life cycle of natural resource and river restoration program works. Combining our people capability and resource capacity we specialise in delivering a diverse range of high-quality environmental services.

Civil Construction

Services include:

  • Laying of culverts and headwalls
  • Drainage channel excavation
  • Gravel footpath, access tracks and car park construction
  • Engineered grade control structure construction
  • Fish ladder construction 

Chipping & Grinding

Services include:

  • In-situ tree and branch removal
  • Whole tree grinding 
  • Mulching of trees up to 6m tall, 25cm diameter
  • Stump grinding
  • Chipping up to 45x60cm diameter
  • Storm recovery works 
  • Works and acces in wet areas, uneven ground, steep slopes 
  • Removal of debris 
  • Re-use of materials 

Rockwork and Bank Stabilisation

Services include:

  • Rock armouring works
  • In-stream engineered woody habitat installation
  • Engineered grade control structure installation
  • Bank stabilisation works
  • In-stream wooden pile driving 
  • General batter earthworks 

Grooming

Services include:

  • Grooming of woody weeds up to 6m tall, 25cm stump diameter
  • Sensitive wetland works 
  • Retarding basin works 
  • Drain clearing 
  • Works and acces in wet areas, uneven ground, steep slopes 
  • Minimisation of ground disturbance 
  • Public safety and traffic control 

General Desilt

Services include:

  • Silt excavation using a variety of specialised excavators
  • Pre grooming and vegetation management
  • Rock access track laying 
  • Floating boom installation 
  • De-watering including positive-displacement pumps
  • Public safety including bollards, barricades, signage and
    traffic management
  • Removal of silt to landfill, Category C, EPA registered trucks 
  • Determination of tipping sites
  • Permit applications 
  • Identification of cost effective solutions, eg: local clean fill sites,
    reuse of materials
  • Moving silt utilizing dump truck or loader 

Arborist & Tree Works

Services include:

  • In-situ tree removal
  • Manual and mechanical tree felling 
  • Climbing, habit pruning and nesting hollows
  • Stem injection and chemical treatment
  • Chipping
  • Grinding of whole trees
  • Mulching
  • Storm recovery works 
  • Works and acces in wet areas, uneven ground, steep slopes 

Fencing

Services include:

  • Farm fence construction
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Gates, bollards, pedestrian walkway installation
  • Temporary site security fencing construction 
  • Wetland bird netting structures installation
  • Deer, rabbit exclusion fencing
  • Post and rail fencing
  • Post and rail fencing around assets and over curvets