Kylie Cauchi has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) Degree completed at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton and is a Senior Environmental Planner, whose background over the past 15 years encompasses environmental planning, together with environmental regulation and compliance.
She has recently returned to Mackay after working remotely from Weipa for 4 years and is currently working on projects that involve environmental searches and reviewing documentation for development approvals. This includes Government Department reporting for road improvement projects, boat ramps and bridge replacements for Rockhampton & Mackay Regional Councils. Kylie has experience in a variety of environmental planning projects involving ERAs, the assessment of environmental impacts, the recommendation of mitigation measures to reduce impacts, preparation of environmental scoping and assessment documentation, as well as EMP and SBMP documentation and the associated reviewing.
Kylie has been employed in environmental compliance and worked with Mackay Regional Council in an environmental protection, then environmental health, regulatory capacity for approximately 5 years. She has spent time as a private environmental consultant in Mackay at a livestock abattoir updating onsite SBMP’s, conducting an internal audit and providing environmental compliance assistance with reporting Greenhouse Challenge and NPI annual data.
In the past, Kylie has worked in sugarcane extension from Sarina to Ingham, workplace training and assessment, noxious weed research, liquid fertiliser research and marketing with on-farm sugarcane trial project coordination for biodunder, fertiliser and cane grub trials.
Kylie also completed a short-term contract assisting Sarina sugarcane farmers with funding applications for on-farm infrastructure and equipment innovation and was the principal coordinator for an Ingham Women’s Sugar Group (Develop Education with a Focus on Sugar).
She has fond memories of her years working with Sugarcane Farmer Groups, Women in Sugar and research at Sarina’s Distillery with liquid byproduct fertiliser.