Environmental Impact Assessment

Premise has extensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) experience across a diverse range of sectors and projects, including residential development, infrastructure, agriculture, mining, industrial development and renewable energy developments. We are involved with small scale local developments through to state significant projects, with experience in both regional and urban areas.

We have expertise in project management of complex multidisciplinary environmental impact assessments and offer extensive supporting services for these projects including ecology, heritage, engineering, survey, architecture, environmental monitoring, environmental management, contaminated land, spatial analysis and mapping, and consultation with community and stakeholders.

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Daniel Drum

Environmental Team Manager

0421 966 128


Premise work collaboratively with our clients to understand project requirements and ensure a tailored assessment approach that meets the needs of the client, regulatory or approval authorities, and those affected by the project. Premise can undertake the following environmental assessments, specific to your project requirements or approval pathway:

  • Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) to support local or regional development under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to support a designated development proposal, where the development is identified as designated in a planning instrument or meets the designated development requirements under Schedule 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
  • Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to support a proposal under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. These are often public projects including infrastructure proposals that are approved by local Councils or State agencies which are undertaking them.


The following environmental assessments to support various applications:

  • Biodiversity assessments – click here for more details.
  • Heritage assessments – click here for more details.
  • Contaminated land assessments
  • Bushfire Assessments to support a development application, in accordance with the NSW Rural Fire Service Planning for Bushfire Protection.
  • Agricultural Impact Statements (AIS)
  • Land Capability Assessments

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Premise can undertake a variety of other environmental assessments to determine environmental impacts for your business operation or impacts to private property, irrespective of whether development consent is sought. This may be required in response to a pollution event, regulatory requirement or audit outcome.

Premise can also undertake environmental constraints analysis to determine what environmental or planning constraints may apply to your site or project. Deliverables can include written environmental assessment reports, drawings and maps, and spatial data.

Premise has a variety of professionals who can assist with your specific environmental assessment requirements, whether it be impacts to biodiversity, hydrology, land and soil, agriculture, traffic, community or visual amenity. Premise also has existing and ongoing relationships with specialists for air quality, noise, vibration and blasting impact assessments.

For more information on planning and approval pathways, please click here.


Daniel Drum has over fourteen years of experience as an urban and regional planner in Victoria and New South Wales. During this time Daniel has worked within State Government, Local Government and for a private consulting firm, giving him a broad and comprehensive understanding of the planning system as well as valuable experience in a wide range of projects.

Daniel has recently worked as the Manager of Planning with the Blayney Shire Council. In this position Daniel was responsible for overseeing Council’s statutory and strategic planning functions. Daniel was also directly responsible for the day to day assessment of development applications.

Daniel has also worked with the Orange City Council as a Senior Town Planner. In this position, Daniel’s primary responsibility was the assessment of development applications.

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