BIODIVERSITY

Tri-Star has environmental controls in place to minimise the impact of our exploration activities on the environment.

Tri-Star carries out responsible exploration activities in ways that mitigate biodiversity risks throughout a project’s lifespan, including planning, operations, decommissioning and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation requirements are assessed prior to the commencement of each project. Field supervisors monitor performance to ensure works undertaken comply with these requirements. We undertake both internal and independent, external audits to measure compliance against regulatory documentation, for example, such as our SEO (Statement of Environmental Objectives) in South Australia.

In addition to this, we also use the South Australian government’s Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) assessment methodology to assess the success of impact mitigation and rehabilitation activities associated with seismic surveys and well sites in South Australia.

Prior to the start of any activity, an environmental assessment is conducted for the activity and location. This assessment includes a review of state biological databases. The Environmental Protection of Biodiversity Conservation online database is also used to identify any native flora and fauna of national significance that may be present at the site.

Biological diversity provides significant cultural, economic, educational, environmental, scientific and social benefits.

We have incorporated biodiversity conservation principles in our operational practices.

These principles include:

  • Adopting ecosystem database searches and ground-truthing, to ensure Tri-Star’s infrastructure does not significantly impact on classified regions of vegetation and animal habitat conservation
  • Fauna and flora base-lining at all of our sites to ensure infrastructure does not significantly impact protected areas or species during construction and operation
  • Initiating an invasive pest species management system, including the assessment of all of our vehicles that could convey weeds and pests from one area to another
  • Rehabilitating our operational areas, including surface erosion controls.