About Us

Hunter Ecology is a Newcastle (Hunter Region) based ecological consultancy established in 2020, we work across the state of NSW where needed. We are a growing presence in the consulting industry and hope to build a long and lasting relationship with you. 

Lizzie Bowman
Bachelor of Science

Grad Cert. Env Mgt & Sustainibilty
BAAS18112 Accredited Assessor
Ecologist, Co-Director

Lizzie Bowman is an ecologist with over 15 years of experience in the environmental management field; she has worked extensively in the government, non-profit and private consultancy sectors. Lizzie has a strong background in conservation management planning, ecological field surveys, biodiversity assessment, monitoring and reporting.

Bart Schiebaan
B.App.Sc., Adv. Dip. Business Mgt. 

Cert II Conservation & Land Mgt. 
BAAS18033 Accredited Assessor

Ecologist, Co-Director 

Bart Schiebaan has 20 years’ experience in a range of settings, including private industry, local and state government, bringing together skills in project management, stakeholder partnering and problem identification. Key skills include planning and strategy development of environment and habitat programs, project management of major public asset  and holdings, team management, ecological survey design and application, urban design, cultural heritage management and bushfire planning.


Field Assistant 

Tango is often on the case, helping out with a range of tasks, but when the fauna survey work comes around, Tango takes time off from her usually strenuous roster.

Registrations and Licenses:

BAM Accredited (NSW Govt.)

NSW Ecological Consultants Association

Scientific Licence 102464

Animal Research Authority

BioNet Sensitive Species Data License

Birds Australia / Invasive Species Council

First Aid / White Card Certified

4wd / Boating / SCUBA Certified 

Planning for Bushfire Prone Lands 


EnviroSure Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy -LPS021671363

EnviroSure - Public Liability Insurance

Policy - LCS021671556

Workers Compensation Policy - 208829001

ABN 80 656 096 535

Bart Schiebaan