Environmental Consultants servicing NSW Northern Rivers and Southeast Qld

Land & Fire Assessments Pty Ltd specialises in undertaking environmental impact assessments across a range of disciplines

Land & Fire Assessments Pty Ltd (LFA) is a partnership of Paola Rickard and Tony Coyle. LFA has been operating since 2012, however prior to this time Paola and Tony had worked for various larger environmental consultancies and government agencies, amassing over 35 years experience in environmental management and assessment. Both partners have continuously built on previous work history that allows LFA to provide a number of complimentary environmental services.

Land & Fire Assessments offers a unique service whereby various assessments can be undertaken concurrently,which maximises cost and time efficiencies. This is particularly the case where close cooperation between the biodiversity accredited assessor and the bushfire accredited practitioner are required to avoid and minimise potential adverse impacts on the environment.

The main services offered by Land & Fire Assessments include:

LFA aims to provide cost effective, comprehensive environmental advice that will satisfy client and regulatory requirements. LFA strives to provide professional advice and guidance to clients so that their projects can be effectively realised on time and on budget.  

Our entire team is committed to meeting those objectives. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.



Bushfire assessment and planning

  • Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) – Level 3 Accredited Practitioner

  • Bushfire risk assessments for infill development (eg. single dwellings), Subdivision or Special Fire Protection Purposes (SFPP) developments

  • Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Risk Assessment Certificates

  • Performance-based Solution Assessments

  • Bushfire Compliance Certificates

  • Village Protection Plans

  • Conformance Certificates for infill development

Environmental planning

  • Environmental legislation advice

  • Land Use Conflict Risk Assessments (LUCRA)

  • Site assessment and environmental constraints identification

  • Environmental assessments, scoping briefs and address of submissions

  • Project management

Ecological Assessment

  • Biodiversity Accredited Assessors

  • Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDAR)

  • Biodiversity Certification Assessment Reports (BCAR)

  • Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Report (BSSAR)

  • Detailed flora and fauna survey and assessment

  • Identification of threatened species and their habitat, and Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs)

  • Pre-clearing surveys/tree removal supervision

  • Ecological monitoring and reporting 

Selection of projects undertaken

  • South Ballina Sand Quarry: Planning, Ecology, Wastewater, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Reporting, Project Management

  • Southern Cross University: Planning, Ecology, Land Contamination Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Reporting, Project Management

contaminated land assessment

  • Preliminary land contamination assessments

  • Detailed land contamination assessments

  • Remediation Action Plans (RAPs)

  • Validation reporting

On-site Wastewater Assessments

  • On-site wastewater design and reporting for single or additional dwellings

  • On-site wastewater land capability assessments for land sub-division

Environmental compliance and monitoring

  • Environmental compliance monitoring

  • Preparation and monitoring of Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs)

  • Water quality monitor