Molino Stewart is a Natural Hazard, Ecological and Environmental Consulting Company based in Sydney. Since 1995 we have been helping private and public sector clients achieve their objectives when faced with complex environmental and natural hazard challenges.
We provide a broad range of environmental consulting services Australia wide, including environmental impact assessments in support of development applications and approvals, environmental auditing and management systems, ecological studies, stakeholder engagement, education and training, natural resource management and evaluation.
Our natural hazard management expertise is internationally recognised, particularly in the areas of risk assessment and damage estimation, floodplain management, bushfire planning, flood and bushfire warning systems, emergency response planning, evacuation planning and disaster resilience education and evaluation.
Our clients choose us as their preferred consultants because of our policy of ensuring the close personal involvement of senior professionals on every job we do. This ensures your project progresses in a timely and cost effective manner, saving you time and money.
Our highly experienced environmental consulting team helps clients navigate complex regulations and simplifies the environmental approvals process. We are particularly skilful in handling large and contentious projects that require community consultation, especially in circumstances where some aspects of the community and industry hold competing views and interests.
In circumstances like these, our expertise in co-ordinating stakeholder engagement has been pivotal in obtaining environmental approvals.
Our capabilities in environmental management systems and environmental auditing is recognised by regulators, certification bodies and the courts, so you can be 100% confident that any advice we provide is of the highest professional standard.
Natural Hazards Consulting
With regard to natural hazards management, we are arguably Australia’s leading firm of natural hazard consultants and we have a wealth of experience dealing with flood, bushfire, warning systems and emergency response planning. We publish Australia’s leading newsletter for Floodplain Managers, Floodplain Manager, as well as This Week in Disaster Resilience, a weekly update for Emergency Management Professionals around the world.
Our eminent reputation in Natural Hazard and Disaster Management means we are highly sought after to present lectures and papers at International and national universities and conferences, and our active participation in the Floodplain Management Association, The International Emergency Management Society and International Advisory Board of the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience; as well as our networking with international and Australian research organisations, means we remain abreast of all the latest national and international research and best practice advancements in natural hazards management.
As you would expect, we also have considerable expertise with Bushfire planning and consulting and can assist with all aspects of bushfire assessments from issuing of Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) certificates through to developing alternative solutions for high bushfire risk developments including single dwellings, large scale residential subdivisions and special fire protection purpose developments.
For competitive, expert, environmental, ecological and natural hazard consulting services in Sydney or anywhere in Australia, phone Molino Stewart on +612 9354 0300 or contact us by email.
Our total service offering includes:
This Week in Disaster Resilience 28 April 2017 Read more
Floodplain Manager March 2017 Read more
Community Engagement Plan for Flying-fox Camp Molino Stewart recently completed a detailed community engagement plan to assist the development of a management plan for the Bingara Reserve flying-fox camp located in Macquarie Fields, Campbelltown. To prepare the plan, Molino Stewart researched flying-fox community engagement plans used by other local councils. It then prepared the plan based on guidance provided by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The community engagement plan will be implemented by Campbelltown City Council in the near future.
Central West Regional State of the Environment Report - Molino Stewart was engaged by Central West Local Land Services, Central Tablelands Local Land Services and 17 neighbouring local councils to collect data and produce a 100-page Central West Regional State of the Environment Report. The report compares data collected over the past four years for more than 120 environmental indicators. The report addresses five environmental themes: Land, Biodiversity, Water and Waterways, People and Communities, and Towards Sustainability. Molino Stewart also prepared 4-page bespoke State of the Environment reports for each of the local councils. For more details and examples of the reports click here.
Successful installation of electronic guidance sign at Victoria Road, Rozelle - Molino Stewart prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment to assist the Roads and Maritime Services to install an electronic directional sign on a busy stretch of Victoria Road. The new sign will provide motorists with advance warnings on any changes to lane configurations during peak hours, thus improving traffic flows and efficiency on a road that carries approximately 33,000 vehicles every day.
Diane Campbell becomes Accredited Biobanker - Diane Campbell, a Senior Ecologist at Molino Stewart, has become an accredited biobank assessor. This accreditation allows Molino Stewart to provide quality services to our clients in establishment of biobanking sites and offsets. Read more
New Publication - Filippo Dall'Osso, a Senior Hazard Analyst at Molino Stewart, has recently been published in the Journal of Natural Hazards. His paper on Revision and improvement of the PTVA-3 model for assessing tsunami building vulnerability using “international expert judgment”: introducing the PTVA-4 model was published in the September 2016 edition. Read more
SIA Awards - Molino Stewart, with partners WaterNSW and eight catchment councils, are finalists in the Excellence in Policy or Education category of the National Awards for Excellence in Stormwater Management for their work on Evaluation of Councils Stormwater Management Practices. Read more
2016 FMA Conference - Molino Stewart Principals Steven Molino and Neil Dufty presented at the 56th National FMA Conference. Steven presented on Floodplain Management Innovation to Facilitate City Growth, Neil presented on A Society-First Approach To Flood Mitigation. Steven presented a poster on Solving Complex Flood Evacuation Challenges and Elise presented a poster on Can Flood Damages Guide Planning Levels?
Twitter in emergency management over the past ten years by Neil Dufty Read more
Shireen Baguley has been appointed a Director at Molino Stewart. Shireen has made a significant contribution to Molino Stewart in the three years she has been here and we are pleased that she has chosen to take a significant role in the continuing growth of the company.Read more
Introducing Dr. Filippo Dall'Osso We are proud to announce that Dr Filippo Dall'Osso has recently joined Molino Stewart as a Senior Hazards Analyst.Read more
Flood Warning Assessment and Recommendations Report for Wimmera Catchment Management Authority prepared by Neil Dufty, Principal at Molino Stewart.Read more
Molino Stewart provided emergency GIS Support to UNICEF Pacific Read more