Engineers Australia Award for Excellence in 2011
DFE were awarded an Engineers Australia Award for Excellence in 2011 for carrying out the world’s largest ever saltmarsh re-creation, undertaken in Penrhyn Estuary, Botany Bay, as part of works to mitigate the impact of nearby port infrastructure expansion.
Watch the videos below to learn more about the project.
Sustainability in Business at the Pittwater Council 2011 Sustainability Awards
DFE won a Pittwater Sustainability Award for reducing its business operations’ carbon footprint.
This was achieved by completing a greenhouse gas inventory which included direct emissions from the companies fleet fuel combustion as well as fuel from equipment
such as brush cutters and chainsaws and emissions from electricity and waste streams and green waste from outdoor works. The actions that are being taken to reduce these Green-house emissions are detailed in the Company Carbon Action Plans.
In addition, DFE works require an abundance of materials. As a result, DFE actively purchases materials that have come from waste streams (mulch, soil, wood and stone). In DFE design works it is specified that materials used are recycled / reused materials so that our Clients can also minimise purchasing from raw materials.
Furthermore, DFE has replaced the use of herbicide where ever possible with use of other techniques such as thermal weeding which is especially effective in water-ways. DFE also has minimal paper use with a high level of automation of forms and electronic-applications via mobile phones and electronic forms.
Lastly, DFEs nursery uses water tanks to provide much of the water used and for water-plants large pots are filled with water then left for weeks.
Chemical Free Weed Management. Read this informative article here.
Update on Saltmarsh Restoration at Port Botany. Get up to date here.
2012 Media Release – Changes Afoot at Warriewood Wetlands
Responsible for controlling approximately 80% of aquatic weeds in Warriewood Wetlands, an article was released in Pittwater Online News paying homage to DFEs successful work.
Visit the link to read the article: Changes Afoot at Warriewood Wetlands
Dragonfly Environmental featured for winning the Sustainability in Business Award 2011
Dragonfly Environmental featured in the Manly Daily
DFE featured in Pittwater Online News
Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority – 2010 Community Forum
Mia Dalby-Ball formerly from Dragonfly Environmental spoke at the 2010 Community Forum on spiritual connections to the land.