Building a Relationship with the Natural Cycles of Earth
March 2022 – While the demolition phase ends on the Chevron Operated Thevenard Island Onshore Decommissioning & Remediation project, Liberty Industrial’s team is ready to embark on the next phase for the Island – restoring the land to a condition compatible with the adjacent Nature Conservation Reserve.
The Island, which plays an important role in the protection of seabird and shorebird populations utilising coastal habitats, is host to more than 76 resident and migratory bird species and three species of sea turtle.
The sites’ status as a Nature Reserve and the abundance of flora and fauna has meant working on the Island hasn’t come without its challenges. The project has required extensive planning and despite designing a carefully considered project schedule that considered the island’s breeding seasons, planned work areas were inadvertently impacted by unexpected changes to fauna behaviour, including early gatherings of breeding birds.