Natural Resource Management 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.

Our dedicated staff are highly skilled and experienced providing exceptional outcomes. Most employees hold a Bachelor in Environmental Science, Engineering, Agricultural Science, or Diploma in Conservation and Land Management. We also have extensive experience in land management within sensitive natural areas including threatened species habitats.

Our tools and equipment is of the highest quality equipped with the latest technology and safety features. With a combined 100+ years experience, you can trust your project will be professionally managed from start to finish and completed to the highest of standards.

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Consulting services include but not limited to:

  • Botanical surveys
  • Environmental site management plans
  • Mapping including GIS
  • Ecological report writing
  • Flora and fauna monitoring
  • Revegetation plans
  • Provide services required to complete management plans


Revegetation services include but not limited to:

  • Remote, aquatic, terrestrial and riparian revegetation
  • Production of species lists 
  • Sourcing of stock and materials through quality suppliers
  • Stakeholder liaison, scoping and planning services
  • Site preparation for revegetation works
  • Small and large-scale revegetation works
  • Community-based planting projects 
  • Building of planting fences, plots and aquatic netting structures
  • GPS mapping
  • Report writing 
  • Risk assessments

Weed Management

Weed management services include but not limited to: 

  • Herbacious weed control
  • Woody weed control 
  • Specialist aquatic weed control
  • Weed control in remote locations
  • High volume spray rig application of herbicide
  • GPS mapping
  • Report writing
  • Native and exotic plant identification 
  • Plant list production
  • Scoping
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Identification of safe launching locations for canoe works

Environmental Maintenance

Environmental maintenance services include but not limited to:

  • Pipe track and fire break clearing
  • Asset inspection and condition assessment 
  • Grooming of aquatic vegetation for hydraulic capacity and de-silts
  • Removal of debris
  • Litter collection and disposal 
  • Removal of woody debris and chipping 
  • Storm recovery 

Pest Animal Control & Monitoring

Pest animal monitoring & control services include but not limited to:

  • Mapping of pest habitat, including fox dens and rabbit warrens
  • Pest animal monitoring, including spotlighting, fox natal den counts, Rapid Rabbit Assessments
  • Mechanical and physical pest habitat destruction, including ripping
    of warrens
  • Remote camera surveillance
  • Fox baiting and trapping
  • Rabbit baiting and fumigations works
  • Production of pest control reports
  • Professional recommendations