At Woods Environmental Services (WES) we believe a healthy environment is critical in ensuring we live in healthy and sustainable communities. WES knows that maintaining balanced ecosystems and restoring damaged or neglected landscapes benefits land owners with improved water quality and diversity of wildlife. We supply our clients with the highest level of service and promote a safe work place. We are specialists in the field of Natural Resource Management as well as having a Civil team capable of delivering soft and hard engineering solutions.
WES has been in operation for over 20 years and employs over 40 staff across two depots. Our head office which is located in Woori Yallock in the Yarra Valley services Melbourne's Northern, Eastern and Southern Regions with our Altona depot servicing clients in Melbourne's West. During peak work times (~October - May) we engage approximately 30 casual staff to ensure our client's needs are met.
Our Work and Crews
Whilst our crews are notionally split into NRM & Civil disciplines as outlined below they often combine forces to complete multi-disciplinary projects.
Enviro Crew: Our Enviro Crew undertake a variety of projects on all scales and complexity; From large scale weed control and revegetation in suburban areas, remote access works where the right equipment and staff are essential, to hand weeding in sensitive riparian areas.
- Herbicide application - both high volume and knapsack
- Woody weed control
- Excellent ID and mapping skills
- Grassland management
- Riparian vegetation management
- Habitat construction
- Remote access weed control and mapping
- IRATA trained ropes crew
- Seed collection
Civil Crew: Our Civil crew undertake a variety of construction activities including concreting, metal work fabrication and installation, retaining wall construction as well as soft engineering approaches to stream rehab, erosion control, fish ladders, rock chutes, wetland construction and desilting. We also offside the Enviro Crew with Large scale tree and Woody Weed removal works
- Minor Civil Construction
- Instream rock work including erosion control structures & fish ladders
- River desilting and de-snagging
- Tree felling including climbing
- Exotic tree removal from stream bank
- All types of fence construction
- Grooming of vegetation
All of our project services listed above are able to be offered as 'design and construct' by our suitably qualified staff including Bachelors in Applied Science (NRM), Environmental Science - Catchment Management and Environmental Engineering. Other services include:
- Preparation of Environmental Management Plans (and on ground implementation)
- Weed ID, mapping and documentation of treatment options
- Whole of site rehabilitation plans
- Flora & Fauna Surveys
- Arborist Reports
The majority of our work is for Melbourne Water. We complete work for various departments within Melbourne Water on Waterways, Drainage, Water Supply and Land infrastructure.
Other key clients include Parks Victoria, DELWP, Vic Roads, Yarra Valley Water as well as other municipal councils throughout Melbourne.
Private developers and local landholders make up the remainder of our client base.
Our reputation for excellent customer service and quality workmanship has afforded us the opportunity to develop long standing relationships with our clients.