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  About Ecoedge

About Ecoedge

We believe that a job complete and done well when it fully meets our client’s needs.

Our Charter

At Ecoedge, we are committed to delivering the best and most timely service possible to our clients. We work with corporates and industry, government and community, our focus being to find effective, practical solutions for our clients.

The people at Ecoedge are not only incredibly knowledgeable in their chosen fields, but also have an obvious passion and belief in the core values that exist with natural resource management issues.

I have found Ecoedge to be highly professional and adaptable, with a strong commitment to their clients. The presentation and quality of their work has always been of a high standard.

Tim Batt, MRWA

Our Team

Below is a profile of our core staff members. We work together and with a specially selected team of associate botanists.

Debbie Brace  BSc (Hons), Managing Director

Debbie Brace, Managing Director at EcoEdge, has been working in the environmental field, specialising in strategic environmental planning and project management since 2000. With this demonstrated history Debbie has built a respected reputation amongst her peers and within various government departments such as Main Roads WA, Department of Water, Environment and Regulation, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

During her eight years working with local government, Debbie built an extensive knowledge of government policies and procedures with a focus on vegetation clearing and management. At all times, Debbie strikes a balance that supports the progress of projects within the strategic environmental principles and outcomes and supporting social and economic principles.

Debbie has extensive knowledge of weed control, native vegetation species rehabilitation/revegetation, reserve and natural area management as well as mine site and bushland regeneration. Her projects have seen her build a solid knowledge of Federal and State clearing permit approvals and processes as well Bush Fire Management Planning and Mitigation.

Debbie has excellent attention to detail and provides clear communication to her clients to ensure seamless execution of projects in a timely manner.

Russell Smith BSc. (Hons), MPhil. Senior Botanist

Russell has over 20 years’ experience as a botanist, spending six years in a private consultancy and 12 with the  Department of Conservation and Land Management. Through his work with CALM (now Department of Parks and Wildlife), Russell gained extensive experience in carrying out rare flora searches and vegetation surveys, and in managing threatened species and plant communities in the south-west of Western Australia. Russell has carried out vegetation and rare flora surveys throughout the South-west, Wheatbelt, Goldfields and Great Southern for a range of State government departments, local governments, mining companies, property developers and as a sub-consultant to other organisations. As well as flora and vegetation surveys, Russell specialises in multivariate analysis of floristic data, identification and mapping of vegetation types, and biodiversity assessments and the preparation of management plans for conservation reserves and bushland.

Colin Spencer BSc. (Hons.) | Botanist

Before becoming a botanist with Ecoedge, Colin worked for ten years as a local government Environmental Officer with the Planning and Development Department of the City of Bunbury. During this time, Colin was responsible for the management of over 1000 hectares of vegetation including wetlands, threatened ecological communities and threatened flora. He was also responsible for the management and statutory reporting of three environmental offset sites. In this diverse role as an environmental officer, Colin also acquired substantial experience in the practical application of environmental policy and legislation through the assessment of environmental impacts of development proposals.

Debbie and her specialist team of enthusiastic and dedicated associates, work together to combine an extensive range of skills and expertise for the benefit of their clients. The team at Ecoedge have established solid links with state government agencies; we know who to talk to and when.

We are members of the Ecological Society of Australia and the Revegetation Industry Association of Western Australia.