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Matt Gibson BAppSc
Senior Consultant Botanist

Australasian Bat Society
Ballarat Aerodrome Advisory Committee

Matt is a Senior Consultant Botanist at our Ballarat office with over 15 years’ experience in the survey and management of native vegetation.

Matt has an expert broad knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and conservation management with skills in project management, plant identification, monitoring, habitat hectare assessments, condition assessment, mapping, analysis of biodiversity data and targeted searches for rare and threatened species in a wide range of environments.

Matt has successfully managed several large and complex projects, including Landscape Function Analysis and Vegetation Condition Monitoring within the Lower Murray Darling Catchment, the Shepparton Bypass Habitat Study and Vegetation Condition Monitoring within the Victorian Mallee Parks.

Matt has excellent plant identification skills and has worked in a range of vegetation communities across Victoria, South Australia and western New South Wales. He has extensive experience as a consultant in natural resource management projects involving stakeholder consultation and interactions between managing authorities and presentation of Expert Evidence to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and Planning Panels Victoria.

He has a detailed understanding of biodiversity legislation and takes an innovative approach to providing excellent environmental outcomes for his clients.

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