Ecoplanning was founded in 2014 by Lucas McKinnon, Director, Principal Ecologist and Accredited NSW Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) Assessor. Building on an accomplished career in ecology, planning and biodiversity offsets, Lucas’ vision was to bring together an expert team big enough to perform – yet small enough to deliver superior personal service.
Bruce Mullins, also a Director, Principal Ecologist and Accredited BAM Assessor, joined Ecoplanning soon after. Bruce brought with him extensive knowledge and experience, which included 13 years as Manager of Ecology and Assessment at one of Australia’s peak nationwide ecological consultancies. As an experienced manager and mentor Bruce helps to educate, guide and support the next generation of ecologists and planners.
Lucas and Bruce share a philosophy of hard work. They provide expert, solutions-focused advice to achieve the best outcomes for Ecoplanning’s clients and the environment. Since its inception, Ecoplanning has gone from strength to strength to become a trusted adviser to a broad client base, highly sought after for our comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of ecology, offsets and planning. As an organisation we have comprehensive experience assessing the wealth of biodiversity that NSW has to offer, across every region of the state.
All of our senior ecologists have more than 10 years experience in the consulting industry. The seniors work closely with newer team members to ensure our work is accurate and presented to the highest standard.