Welcome to the The Essential Current – A blog on the goings on of Urbaqua (formerly Essential Environmental, a boutique not-for-profit environmental consultancy located in Leederville, Western Australia, run and owned by power duo Shelley Shepherd and Helen Brookes.

Urbaqua specialises in environmental planning, urban water management, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment and policy development. We have a fresh approach that is committed to generating outcomes that are practical, innovative and carefully tailored to the goals of our clients across the great State of Western Australia.

The ‘Current’ intends to keep interested readers up to date on our latest projects and office adventures as well as provide a flow of information on the latest policies, guidelines and news relevant to all things environmental planning related.

The Urbaqua crew look forward to sharing our news/ideas and receiving feedback in return!