Member - Kelly Matthews

Kelly is the founder director of Green Tape Solutions, an environmental based consultancy. She has extensive experience and expertise in environmental management, biodiversity impact assessment and community liaison. Over the past 20 years, she has been involved in management, consulting, research and community-based studies of terrestrial ecology. She is known in South-east Queensland, where she has practiced in environmental consultancy since July 2006 and she has a reputation for professionalism, integrity and expertise in her field. Kelly is committed to high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the areas of environmental impact assessment and management.

Kelly obtained  in-depth knowledge of planning and environmental legislation, in addition to a comprehensive understanding of development-related impacts.  Having worked as an ecologist within and outside Australia (France where she is born and New Caledonia) and in the Development Assessment team within local Government, she understands the fundamentals needed to deliver major developments and associated infrastructure in a difficult legislative and economic environment.

Kelly is a Certified Environmental Practitioner from the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). This was awarded in recognition of her role as a leading environmental professional, committed to high ethical and professional standards in the areas of ecological impact assessment and management.

The focus of her role in Sunshine Coast Environmental Council is to assist with the assessment and delivery of sustainable developments across Sunshine Coast and ensure a balanced outcome is achieve for our environment. 

In her spare time, Kelly is a bat carer, license bird banders and passionate horse rider.