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ABOUT US

WHAT WE DO

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About Ecosystems Solutions

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

With many of my applications, fire and environmental assessments are required from appropriately qualified consultants. I always rely on Gary McMahon and his team of professionals at Ecosystem Solutions. The staff are highly qualified and experienced in the required areas, as well as very professional, honest and polite. In addition to that, they are highly respected in the industry. I very highly recommend Ecosystem Solutions for any fire or environmental assessments.

Mr Tim Koroveshi, Town Planning Consultant

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Contact us now, or call 08 9759 1960.

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Contact us now, 
or call 08 9759 1960.

GARY MCMAHON

Gary is the founder and director of Ecosystem Solutions. He is an accredited Level 3 Bushfire Consultant (BPAD 35078) & a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP 412). He has more than 20 years experience in ecological survey and management and bushfire protection and planning. He is an active member of Dunsborough Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Redback's Hockey Team and after 30 years is still trying to master blues guitar.

KELLY LAMP

Kelly is a qualified Level 2 Bushfire Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Natural Resource Management. Kelly’s previous work experience includes the University of Western Australia as a research assistant and a private environmental consultancy, completing flora surveys in the Pilbara region. Kelly grew up in Busselton and relocated back to the south west in 2014 to begin working for Ecosystem Solutions as an ecologist and bushfire consultant. Kelly works to conserve our local environment by volunteering on the committee of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia – South West Capes Branch.

DANAE PLOWMAN

Danae is a qualified Level 2 BAL Assessor with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Energy and Environment. Previously working in the mid-west, Western Australia, as an Environmental and Community Relations Advisor for a mining company, she continued onto other mining sites in Tasmania, Queensland and Laos for seven years. Danae moved to Dunsborough three years ago to enjoy the beautiful natural environment. Danae has become an integral part of the community by volunteering with Dunsborough Coast and Land Care and founding the Friends of Windlemere Reserve through the City of Busselton.

DANI CUTHBERT

Dani is an Accredited Level 1 BAL Assessor (BPAD 48409), with a Diploma of Business Management and Diploma of Tourism. Dani grew up in Busselton, and after travelling Australia for four year, settled back in Busselton in 2013 where she has worked as an Office Manager for several local businesses. Dani began working at Ecosystem Solutions in January 2018 and is now an essential part of our team. Shes likely to be the person you talk to when
you call our office and is able to help with most queries and questions.

BARB BLACK

Barb Black has a Bachelor of Science (Surf Science and Technology) and Certificate III in Laboratory Skills. Barb has lived in the Southwest since 2003 when she moved here to study and has worked in the field on many exploration mine sites across the North West of WA. Barb began working at Ecosystem Solutions in November 2020 and is likely to be the person you talk to when you call our office and can help with most queries and questions.

LORRAINE DUFFY

Lorraine Duffy is a qualified Level 1 Bushfire Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Lorraine has over 18 years’ experience in environmental project management, biodiversity survey and environmental monitoring. Her previous roles include working as a private environmental consultant, project manager for Southwest Catchments Council and flora conservation officer for DBCA. Lorraine moved to Dunsborough in 2009 and her love for the local environment has led to volunteering on the committee of Dunsborough Coast and Land Care.

HAYLEY DRAKE

Hayley is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation & Wildlife Biology and Molecular Biology. Hayley spent her childhood in the South West which established her desire to contribute to the conservation efforts for the unique natural environment of the area. Hayley joined Ecosystem Solutions in 2020 and has been involved in many aspects of the company since then, allowing her to develop her skills and experience and become a valued member of the team. Hayley has previously volunteered at the Bunbury Wildlife Park and Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Understanding the importance of protecting both homes from fire and our beautiful natural environment in Western Australia, founder, Gary McMahon started Ecosystem Solutions in 2005.

With years of practical experience working with the Department of Conservation and Land Management and as a volunteer firefighter with Dunsborough Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Gary has an acute understanding of the impact fires have to property in this State and the damaging impact to our native ecosystem.

 

Gary and his six specialists have a proud reputation for helping businesses and individuals in Australia navigate the complex world of compliance relating to bushfire risk assessments and rare flora and fauna ecosystems.

We are trusted, approachable specialists who provide bushfire and ecological planning services to the people of Western Australia and beyond.

WHO WE ARE

MEET THE TEAM

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

We have built a reputation as Western Australia’s specialist bushfire planning and ecological survey consultants. Here’s why.

We have built a reputation as Western Australia’s specialist bushfire planning and ecological survey consultants.
Here’s why.

Industry leaders

With over 20 years’ experience in bushfire planning and ecological surveying, we are industry leaders in providing 100% compliance solutions for your construction project.

Innovators

We individually tailor each project to ensure you receive a service which is cost-efficient and fit for purpose.

Nature Lovers

We have fostered relationships with key stakeholders in all levels of Government and other peak bodies which makes us well-placed to leverage off those relationships and ensure your project meets its compliance requirements.

WE ARE:

Relationship builders

Our people are all lovers of nature and the environment. We all understand the importance of conservation of our ecosystem and the damage that fires can cause to property, homes, and lives. When you engage our services, you are working with passionate, well-trained professionals with local knowledge and demonstrated experience in getting projects across the line.

WORK WITH US

Industry leaders

With over 20 years’ experience in bushfire planning and ecological surveying, we are industry leaders in providing 100% compliance solutions for your construction project.

Innovators

We individually tailor each project to ensure you receive a service which is cost-efficient and fit for purpose.

Relationship builders

We have fostered relationships with key stakeholders in all levels of Government and other peak bodies which makes us well-placed to leverage off those relationships and ensure your project meets its compliance requirements.

EXPERTISE:

Valuable network

We have fostered relationships with key stakeholders in all levels of Government and other peak bodies which makes us well-placed to leverage off those relationships and ensure your project meets its compliance requirements.

MEET OUR TEAM

Relationship builders

We individually tailor each project to ensure you receive a service which is cost-efficient and fit for purpose.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

We’re proud to have been given the following industry recognition:

EXPERTISE:

Commonwealth Government National Emergency Medal for contributions to 2019 – 2020 NSW bushfires.

Top 4 Finalist in the FPAA Award for Excellence in Bushfire Protection.

GARY MCMAHON

Gary is the founder and director of Ecosystem Solutions. He is an accredited Level 3 Bushfire Consultant (BPAD 35078) & a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP 412). He has more than 20 years experience in ecological survey and management and bushfire protection and planning. He is an active member of Dunsborough Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Redback's Hockey Team and after 30 years is still trying to master blues guitar.

DANAE PLOWMAN

Danae is a qualified Level 1 BAL Assessor with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Energy and Environment. Previously working in the mid-west, Western Australia, as an Environmental and Community Relations Advisor for a mining company, she continued onto other mining sites in Tasmania, Queensland and Laos for seven years. Danae moved to Dunsborough three years ago to enjoy the beautiful natural environment. Danae has become an integral part of the community by volunteering with Dunsborough Coast and Land Care and founding the Friends of Windlemere Reserve through the City of Busselton.

KELLY LAMP

Kelly is a qualified Level 2 Bushfire Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Natural Resource Management. Kelly’s previous work experience includes the University of Western Australia as a research assistant and a private environmental consultancy, completing flora surveys in the Pilbara region. Kelly grew up in Busselton and relocated back to the south west in 2014 to begin working for Ecosystem Solutions as an ecologist and bushfire consultant. Kelly works to conserve our local environment by volunteering on the committee of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia – South West Capes Branch.

DANI CUTHBERT

Dani is a an Accredited Level 1 BAL Assessor (BPAD 48409), with a Diploma of Business Management and Diploma of Tourism. Dani grew up in Busselton, and after travelling Australia for four year, settled back in Busselton in 2013 where she has worked as an Office Manager for several local businesses. Dani began working at Ecosystem Solutions in January 2018 and is now an essential part of our team. Shes likely to be the person you talk to when you call our office and is able to help with most queries and questions.

BARB BLACK

Barb Black has a Bachelor of Science (Surf Science and Technology) and Certificate III in Laboratory Skills. Barb has lived in the Southwest since 2003 when she moved here to study and has worked in the field on many exploration mine sites across the North West of WA. Barb began working at Ecosystem Solutions in November 2020 and is likely to be the person you talk to when you call our office and can help with most queries and questions.

LORRAINE DUFFY

Lorraine Duffy is a qualified Level 1 Bushfire Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Lorraine has over 18 years’ experience in environmental project management, biodiversity survey and environmental monitoring. Her previous roles include working as a private environmental consultant, project manager for Southwest Catchments Council and flora conservation officer for DBCA. Lorraine moved to Dunsborough in 2009 and her love for the local environment has led to volunteering on the committee of Dunsborough Coast and Land Care.

HAYLEY DRAKE

Hayley is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation & Wildlife Biology and Molecular Biology. Hayley spent her childhood in the South West which established her desire to contribute to the conservation efforts for the unique natural environment of the area. Hayley joined Ecosystem Solutions in 2020 and has been involved in many aspects of the company since then, allowing her to develop her skills and experience and become a valued member of the team. Hayley has previously volunteered at the Bunbury Wildlife Park and Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Approachable

We love our work, we care for the environment, and the people we work with. Our goal is to break down complex compliance concepts and explain them to our clients in a friendly and easy to understand way.

Industry leaders

With over 20 years’ experience in bushfire planning and ecological surveying, we are industry leaders in designing practical solutions for your project.

Relationship builders

We have nurtured relationships with key stakeholders in all levels of Government and other peak bodies which allows us to leverage off those relationships, demystify individual compliance requirements and give your project the best chance of meeting these compliance requirements

Our people are all ecologists. We all understand the importance of conservation of our ecosystem and the damage that bushfires can cause to property, homes, and lives. We also understand the importance of fire as an ecological tool in regeneration and restoration of many species of plants and animals. When you work with us, you are working with passionate, well-trained professionals with local knowledge and demonstrated experience.

Nature lovers

WE ARE:

Innovators

Our people are passionate about what they do and the services they provide. We understand that no two projects are the same, so individually tailor solutions for each project to ensure your receiving the best service and guidance for your project.

We’re proud to have been given the following industry recognition:

EXPERTISE:

Commonwealth Government National Emergency Medal for contributions to 2019 – 2020 NSW bushfires.

Top 4 Finalist in the FPAA Award for Excellence in Bushfire Protection.

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