About the soil conservation service

About the Soil Conservation Service

The Soil Conservation Service has been providing leadership and innovation to build and rehabilitate the Australian environment since 1938.

We have always been focused on delivering practical results for our customers and committed to connecting with local communities, suppliers and contractors.

Our 80-year history has cemented our reputation as NSW’s most trusted environmental services and project management consultancy.

Our vision is to maintain this reputation and continue to be the most trusted provider of specialist end-to-end services in environmental consulting, conservation earthworks, program management and project delivery.

We work towards this vision through our core values — integrity, trust, service and accountability.

We deliver

The people at the Soil Conservation Service are specialists in the management of natural resource projects to deliver long-term results for our community, environment and economy.

We bring solutions to complex problems across a diverse range of services including:

  • broadscale erosion control
  • coastal rehabilitation
  • conservation earthworks
  • contaminated sites
  • derelict mines
  • emergency response
  • fire and access tracks and trails
  • project and program management
  • on farm water supplies
  • river restoration

We provide end-to-end solutions from concept to delivery, including design and costing, through to managing project construction or engaging local contractors.

Our quality commitment

JAS-ANZ AND ISO 9001 - ISO 14001 We implement an internationally certified Integrated Management System which provides superior quality, environmental, and workplace health and safety management processes across our business.

We strive to deliver consistently high-quality commercial projects which:

  • generate superior levels of customer, stakeholder and staff satisfaction
  • are collaborative and innovative
  • add value and enhance our environmental legacy.

We are committed to:

  • providing innovative environmental consulting services that rehabilitate and improve degraded environments
  • utilising a highly experienced and knowledgeable team to build practical and innovative solutions that enhance local environments
  • connecting with local communities, suppliers, advice and networks
  • setting the industry standards in the areas in which we operated, including project design and construction
  • continual improvement across all areas of business operations
  • regular performance measurement, monitoring, analysis and communication.

Read more about our certification and quality commitment.

Proudly supporting NSW agriculture

From erosion control and dam construction, through to gully management and property planning, we help farmers and landowners improve productivity through practical and cost effective land rehabilitation.

Our specialist staff provide proven solutions to some of the big issues affecting farming and property management. We understand farmers’ needs and our team provides realistic solutions.

We connect landowners with local and trusted suppliers and contractors to help improve farm productivity and work hard to provide quality service for the right price.

Over the last 80 years we have worked closely with farmers and landholders on projects of all scales, such as working with the Haystack Landcare group and the Mates Gully erosion control program.

Building environmental infrastructure with Australia’s public sector

We work with a range of public sector clients, helping local, state and commonwealth agencies enhance their local environments and solve complex natural resource management issues.

We have extensive experience with large scale environmental infrastructure projects which are often constructed in difficult environments with complex stakeholder requirements.

We have decades of experience in emergency response including bushfires, floods and coastal erosion and work hard to be responsive to community and stakeholder needs.

Our team is consistently engaged by the public sector to deliver on major projects requiring technical knowledge, innovative approaches and extensive supplier networks. Examples include the Ottery arsenic mine rehabilitation and the award-winning Urunga wetlands rehabilitation.

Supporting NSW industry and commercial sector

We work with a wide range of commercial organisations, including utilities and other commercial enterprises, to deliver high-quality environmental outcomes.

We offer a wide variety of construction, infrastructure and environmental services, and have a thorough understanding of the science of soil and water.

All of our work is built upon a real understanding of what is practical, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

We offer high quality, cost-effective technical expertise and deliver timely and practical solutions. We have a reputation for seamless project management and expert knowledge, backed by decades of experience.

Connecting communities – now and in the future

We are proud of our 80-year history of bringing together local communities, suppliers, advice and networks and are committed to connecting with them in the future. We work with the best suppliers and contractors in the area and combine their practical skills with our expert project management services.

Our services are sometimes classified as ‘anything to do with dirt.’

We are leaders in erosion and sediment control, broadacre erosion control and erosion gully shaping, and provide consultancy to large organisations such as the NSW Roads and Maritime Service. From highway upgrades to gas pipeline infrastructure, our qualified and experienced soil experts can assist your organisation to meet best practice in erosion and sediment control.

We also specialise in coastal erosion control and offer a planned and systematic approach along with a combination of soft and heavy engineering solutions. Our work includes sand dune rehabilitation and successful beach reclamation.

This also means taking care of it for the next generation. From Sydney’s coastal dunes to rural properties in the Hunter Valley, our innovative environmental consulting services rehabilitate a huge range of degraded environments.

Contact us

Please contact our central team to find out more about our services and how we can work together.

Email: scs.enquiries@scs.nsw.gov.au

Alternatively, look up your local office to speak to someone from your region.