The Environment department of the Water Corporation engaged Talis to review the reporting processes around native vegetation clearing. Historically, when clearing occurred due to infrastructure installation or maintenance, the Corporation experienced challenges in attaining reliable and accurate data on the areas cleared. A key aspect of the challenge was the lack of spatial information in clearing reporting, which is necessary to ensure compliance with the conditions of clearing permits.
Talis initially undertook a review of the current tools and processes that were in place at the Corporation around the management and utilisation of the spatial data relating to clearing and environmental impacts. This process led to the identification of various opportunities for improvement, and resulted in the development of a System Architecture designed to provide consistency and improve the accuracy of environmental spatial data.
Following this initial review phase, Talis designed a new process for reporting all clearing activities which drew upon the spatial information as the single point of truth for clearing and environmental data. This was supplemented and supported by various structures and systems which were established to centrally manage the data, and improved the ease and reliability of the reporting processes. This led to greater reporting efficiency and higher confidence in the compliance of the clearing activities.