The Element Ecology team brings together a collective of diverse industry and project experience. Our people combine backgrounds in specialist and multi-disciplinary consulting, development assessment for local government, environmental policy, conservation planning, scientific research, open space planning, natural area planning, and natural resource management.
Our broad range of experience and depth of knowledge enable us to see the bigger picture. This gives us the edge when it comes to providing our clients with the best solutions for their individual needs.
Clients engage us for our expertise and keep coming back because of our ability to deliver on every project.
Samantha Ward – Principal
Samantha is an environmental professional with more than 13 years of experience in ecology and environmental planning. During her career she has worked in both the public and private sectors. Her experience includes senior technical and management positions in multidisciplinary consultancies and 5 years in local government undertaking development assessment and conservation planning.
Samantha is a specialist in securing environmental approvals at the local, State and Federal government levels. She works closely with clients and multidisciplinary project teams to identify ecological project solutions and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. She is experienced and adept in providing strategy, advice and outcomes for projects of varying sizes and levels of complexity across a range of industries including urban development, resources, infrastructure and government.
Samantha’s core areas of expertise include due diligence and ecological constraints analysis, flora and fauna management, environmental offsets, threatened species management, conservation planning, rehabilitation planning, coastal impacts and management, and environmental open space planning.