Our Story – Independent Environmental & Safety Consultants

Melanie has always enjoyed the outdoors. Loved time spent on her parent’s farm, walks along the beach and camping in the bush. This passion for the natural world would lead her to studying environmental management at university.

Working in various roles across different industries, Melanie realised that her area of most interest was construction environmental management. And so Applied Environment & Safety was started. A company to provide practical, independent environmental consulting solutions to construction projects.

Today, many years on, our team and skillset continues to grow along with the opportunity to support to many more projects. Recently our passion has grown into occupational health and safety. Supporting people for a safe and healthy workplace.

Environmental Consultants Brisbane

Our People

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Melanie Dixon

Director and Principal Consultant

Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) with Honours

Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (Distinction)

Diploma of Quality Auditing

 

Melanie has over 15 years’ experience across various industries in environmental and safety management roles. She has broad technical and regulatory knowledge as well as strong communication and negotiation skills.

Her practical approach to project delivery has developed from onsite construction experience. She has a proven track record of successful project delivery through effective stakeholder engagement and risk management.

In her current role, Melanie has supported clients in the delivery of environmental and safety planning, construction and implementation projects.

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Trent Stanton

Environmental Consultant

Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning (High Distinction)

Trent is an environmental management and planning professional with experience in both the public and private sectors. Trent previously worked for the Queensland Government with a primary focus on environmental assessment for major projects.

Trent promotes a practical, outcome-focused approach to project delivery while promoting environmental sustainability.

In his current role, Trent has provided onsite environmental and landowner support for major infrastructure projects in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

Genevieve Verrall

Environmental Consultant

Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) with Honours

Genevieve has over 15 years’ experience in environmental regulation and vegetation offsetting under the Queensland Government framework. She combines her strong communication skills with her passion to help clients achieve positive environmental outcomes in their projects.

In her current role, Genevieve has been undertaking environmental audits and inspections for construction projects. She provides practical advice to assist clients comply with the environmental requirements of their plans and approvals.

38.1

tonnes of CO2 offset

4,119

containers recycled through recycling scheme

$1,390

donated to charities

Our Vision

Our vision as independent environmental and safety consultants is to use our expertise and knowledge to add value and improve outcomes for our clients. We believe in the value of our industry and are passionate about achieving action-based outcomes for our project partners.

We lead by example, implementing sustainable practices into our business. We believe in continuous improvement and being adaptive to stay current and at the forefront of our industry.

Lead by Example

At Applied Environment & Safety, we implement sustainable practices into our business. This has included participating in the CCIQ ecoBiz program for over five years. ecoBiz is a Queensland Government funded program that assists businesses in reducing their energy and water use, and production of waste. We have implemented energy, water and waste initiatives into our business that has been awarded three star partnership by ecoBiz.

One of our company initiatives is to become carbon neutral. To date, we have switched to carbon neutral electricity and offset carbon emissions associated with our flights. We are continuing to explore opportunities to reduce and offset our carbon emissions.

Another goal of our business is to shift towards zero waste. We have embraced the implementation of Containers for Change Refund Scheme including promoting this scheme with our clients. We also seek out opportunities to contribute to upcycling and recycling programs such as The Breadtag Project. This a campaign raising awareness for the ubiquity and overconsumption of single-use plastics while turning waste into art.

We also support good causes. From our local catchment group to environmental education, we seek out and support causes for positive change.

For more information on how we lead by example, read our News Posts.

Get in Touch

Contact Applied Environment & Safety today to see how we can help you.