Our Story – Independent Environmental & Safety Consultants Brisbane

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 environmental solutions to operations.

Today, many years on, our team and skillset continue to grow along with the opportunity to provide support to 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)

Melanie has worked across a variety of industries in operational environmental and safety management roles. She has a proven track record of delivering onsite support as well as adding value to projects through risk identification and management. She utilises her strong leadership and communication skills for the successful delivery of projects while ensuring sustainable outcomes.

In her current role as Principal Consultant at Applied Environment & Safety, Melanie has developed management plans and supporting documentation in line with approval conditions and client requirements. Melanie has represented and supported the client in the delivery of environmental, heritage and landowner requirements.

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Trent Stanton

Environmental Consultant

Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning (High Distinction)

Trent is an emerging environmental management and planning professional with experience in both the public and private sectors. Trent has worked in development assessment for the Queensland Government with a primary focus on environmental assessment for major projects. Trent recently rejoined Applied Environment & Safety as an Environmental Consultant.

In his current role, Trent has provided onsite environmental and landowner support for infrastructure projects. Trent promotes a practical, outcome focused approach to project delivery, while ensuring positive environmental outcomes.

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Candice Caruso

Environmental Consultant

Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Biology and Environmental Science)
Dual Masters of Project Management/Sustainable Environments and Planning

Candice is a recent professional contributor to the environmental management field. As a student and tutor, she has been involved in a number of ecological field surveys in Queensland and Nepal. When joining Applied Environment & Safety, Candice was able to continue developing her experience in fauna surveys and management.

In her current role, Candice has provided onsite environmental monitoring support for infrastructure projects. Candice applies her knowledge of environmental requirements to ensure beneficial outcomes and project success.


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Our Vision

Our vision as independent environmental consultants & 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 and 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.