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Peacockes Structure
Plan 

undertaking an ecological assessment to determine the effects on long-tailed bats in their habitat. 

Client:
Sector:
Services:    
Hamilton City Council
Public
Ecology, Local Government
Client: 
Sector:
Services:
Hamilton City Council
Public
Ecology
Local Government

4Sight co-authored a high-level review report that provided an ecological assessment of the effects of land-use change and how this would impact the long-tailed bat. This report was used to inform the urbanisation of the Peacocke Structure Plan Area (PSPA) in Hamilton.  

The assessment covered the following: 

  • A summary review and analysis of current scientific understanding of long-tailed bat distribution and habitat requirements and habitat use within, and adjacent to, the PSPA;  

  • A synopsis of the likely direct and indirect adverse effects of urbanisation on long-tailed bats and their habitats within the PSPA;  

  • Recommendations for effects management, including measures to avoid, remedy, mitigate and monitor effects, as well as measures to offset or compensate for effects that cannot be avoided, remedied or mitigated; and 

  • Recommendations for ecological performance standards and habitat protection/enhancement measures to avoid, remedy, mitigate and monitor adverse effects on bats and their habitats. 

The findings of our report were then used to inform Hamilton City Council's planning decisions to guide urban development and policy within the PSPA.