Mining and Exploration

Premise have a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, with a proven track record of delivering excellent outcomes for our resource industry clients. Key to this is our expertise, attention to detail, and focus on successful outcomes.

Premise has a multidisciplinary team across planning, environment and engineering with resource industry projects in NSW led by our Senior Environmental Scientist Chloe Bigg who has 10 years’ experience across mining, exploration, government regulation and environmental consulting.

Our interdisciplinary team of engineers, planners and scientists can provide integrated ‘end-to-end’ services for resource clients. Our insights mitigate project risks and maximise returns, from pre-feasibility stages right through to mine closure.

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Chloe Bigg

Senior Environmental Scientist

0447 821 004

Planning and Environmental Approvals

Premise provide advice in relation to environmental and planning approval requirements, including:

  • Mining and extractive industry (quarry) developments
  • Ancillary mining activities (AMAs)
  • Assessable prospecting operations (exploration activities)

We prepare activity approval applications and necessary supporting documentation and consultation, including:

  • Development applications for mining and extractive industry projects
  • Applications for exploration activity approvals (ESF4)
  • Applications for rehabilitation sign-off or review of rehabilitation cost estimate (ESF2)
  • Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Agricultural Impact Statements (AIS)
  • Statement of Environmental Effects (SoEE)
  • Mining Operation Plan (MOP)
  • Closure Plans
  • Rehabilitation Management Plan (RMP)
  • Rehabilitation Cost Estimate (RCE)
  • Government, stakeholder and community consultation


Tenement Management
  • Preparation and lodgement of applications for grant, renewal or cancellation for mining leases and exploration licences.
  • Assistance with preparation, review, and lodgement of statutory reports such as Annual Environmental
  • Management Reports (AEMR), Annual Rehabilitation Reports and Annual Activity Reports.
  • Preparation of Community Consultation Strategy documentation and maintaining consultation registers.


Compliance Management
  • On-site inspections to identify any potential compliance or environmental issues.
  • Auditing to determine compliance with Conditions of Title and any other approvals or management plans.
  • Provide advice in relation to investigations of alleged offences and prepare submissions to Regulators.
  • Preparation of compliance management systems and documentation.
  • Maintaining databases and records for compliance monitoring and auditing.



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Chloe Bigg - Premise


Chloe is an experienced environmental professional with 10 years’ experience across the mining and exploration industry, regulation and environmental consulting. She has qualifications in geoscience, environmental management, government investigations and geographic information systems. Chloe has specific experience within environmental impact assessment, environmental management and planning, compliance management, constraints analysis, project management and consultation.

Chloe has project management and environmental experience for a diverse range of projects including but not limited to extractive industry, mining, solar farms, landfills, residential development, subdivision and rural industries. Experience includes preparation of statements of environmental effects, review of environmental factors, environmental impact statements, environmental management plans, rehabilitation plans, pollution incident response management plans and mining operations plans. Other experience includes GIS constraints analysis and mapping.

Chloe also has recent experience working for the NSW Resources Regulator and specialises in rehabilitation and Mining Act compliance.

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