About

AA&ES prides itself on providing high level agricultural and environmental services to the Australian business community.

We set the standard for professional relationships with our clients, providing services tailored to individual needs

Currently, our clients range from landholders, private companies, large multi-national mining and manufacturing companies to local and state government bodies. We are growing our business in the commercial, industrial and government sectors through exceeding our clients’ expectations for quality and service.

We are proud to provide a professional service backed by considerable industry experience whilst employing state-of-the-art solutions and industry best practices. We have particular expertise and experience in Conservation and Land Management including Ecology, Exotic Pest Management; Vegetation Management; Environmental Rehabilitation and, Training/ Consultancy.

Cost-effective, Flexible & Strategic Agricultural & Environmental Services

By removing excessive corporate overheads that are redundant in modern agricultural and environmental consulting, and streamlining internal policies and procedures, AA&ES is able to offer our clients a technically superior yet cost effective service.

AA&ES has been successful in the Achilles prequalification system and has established contracts with CSG Proponents.

Due to the flexible nature of our company, we are able to provide tailored solutions to a wide range of environmental issues. From pest management to ecological and vegetation management solutions.

We recognise the unique time pressures inherent to consulting, and can respond immediately through focusing priorities and utilising the specialist skills of our professional staff. Our aim is to ensure our clients benefit from access to the highest possible service from recognised experts in their fields.

AA&ES welcomes you to a new level of Industry Leadership, Quality, Customer Service & Support

Managing Director, Ursula Keating is a true down to earth business woman. From the land and educated at the University of Queensland, Gatton Agricultural College, she has a wealth of experience in both the public sector and private enterprise. Based in the Surat Basin she is passionate about regional Australia and is enthusiastic in constantly developing solutions to the challenges we face in regional Australia today.

Ursula believes that agriculture and industry can work together for the continued wealth and betterment of the nation without compromising the environment. As the Managing Director of Australian Agricultural and Environmental Solutions (AA&ES) she is dedicated to continued improvement and management of the business. Supported by expert and experienced staff there is no doubt Ursula will lead the company well into the future.

AA&ES Directors

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Ursula Keating

Ursula is the founder and Managing Director of AA&ES. She has a Science Degree (Hons) from the University of Qld (Gatton) and spent seven years with the Cwth Dept of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry – Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) where she was integral in the development and management of the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS). In 2012 Ursula was a finalist in the RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year Award for her work in Land Management across the Surat basin. Ursula is also currently the Western Qld Representative on the Executive of the Weed Society of Qld (WSQ).

On a personal note Ursula is passionate about her Australian Stock Horses. She is a keen campdrafter and enjoys her sport. Ursula is also devoted to her family and her community.  She is a very down to earth and approachable person and enjoys keeping in touch with community and business.

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Steven Keating

Steven is a Director of AA&ES, Steven has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Additional to his Degree in Applied Science (UQ Gatton), and Social Science Community Development (UQ St Lucia), he also spent eight years with the Dept Natural Resources and Water and Dept of Primary Industries – Biosecurity Quensland as Senior Land Protection Officer. Steven has also completed the AICD Company Directors Course and is a Graduate Fellow of the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program (cohort 15 – major scholarship recipient from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation). Steven has also presented professional papers at both the Queensland Pest Animal Symposium and Queensland Weeds Symposium.

Specialised Capabilities

  • Significant regulatory and technical on ground experience in pest management and biosecurity has enabled AA&ES to be leaders in its field.
  • Our well rounded knowledge and field experience in weed surveys; licensed weed control; biosecurity management planning and weed hygiene has demonstrated that our biosecurity planning and technical approach is accurate and second to none.
  • Our professional knowledge is recognised in that AA&ES are a co-provider trainer for Queensland Agricultural Training College (RTO), delivering nationally recognised competency units relating to land management.
  • From Biosecurity planning; wash down bay design to nationally accredited training, clients can be assured positive outcomes.

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What we do

Ask us about:
  • Weed Hygiene Inspections
  • Wash Down Systems
  • Weed Hygiene Training
  • Pest Management Services
  • Professional/Consultancy Services
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