Independent Environmental & Safety Consultants

Our Story

Applied Environment & Safety is led by Melanie Dixon, Director and Principal Consultant. 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 her natural surroundings 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 planning and implementing practical environmental management. And so Applied Environment & Safety was started. A company to provide practical, independent environmental consulting solutions to projects.

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

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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

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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.

Iina Lohi

Environmental & Planning Advisor

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Certificate IV in Local Government

Advanced Diploma of Sustainable Building Design

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Iina has over 15 years’ experience across various industries in parks, recreation management, risk management, and landscape architecture roles. She has broad technical and research knowledge in environmental planning, as well as a strong focus on achieving positive environmental outcomes.

Her approach to planning has developed from a strong grounding in using skills in whole-of-landscape analysis to understand the environment, and through project case work, and design experience.

In her current role, Iina has been conducting ecological assessments, compliance, policy and procedure reviews, and supporting clients with provision of information about environmental licencing and regulatory requirements.


tonnes of CO2 offset


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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. This means providing practical environmental and safety consulting services that specifically fit the needs of our clients.

We believe in the value of our industry and are passionate about achieving action-based outcomes for our project partners. Our team focuses on the practical aspects of environmental and safety planning, implementation and compliance. Using our expertise, we achieve our clients desired outcomes as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Leading by Example

We believe in leading by example and promoting environmental sustainability. This is demonstrated through our commitment within our business as well as seeking continuous improvement for our clients.

In July 2021,  we were certified as a carbon neutral organisation. Implementing the process of becoming a carbon neutral organisation and gaining Climate Active certification demonstrates our commitment to environmentally sustainable outcomes. This means that our clients can be confident that they are working with an organisation dedicated to best practice.

We have also been participating in the CCIQ ecoBiz program for over four 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.

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.