L to R: Premala Sangarandanda | Jane Aiken | Melissa Jayne Van Herk | Malin Hoeppner
Dr Jane Aiken - Founder - CPSS - Senior Soil Scientist and Environmental Practitioner

We are a passionate team of women. We are committed to empowering our clients with the knowledge and informing them about their legal & environmental obligations. We are a growing business servicing the Greater Sydney and Central West region. We have identified the importance of soil management for various reasons, including mitigating the incremental impacts of an adverse and changing climate.Our guiding theoretical principles for soil and land management are The Yeomans' Keyline, Natural Sequence Farming, Regenerative Agriculture, Syntropic Agriculture, Permaculture Design and Carers of Country. Our collaborations make available environmental chemistry, geochemistry, wetlands, and water and wastewater treatment design available.

Our key experience is:

We advocate for people, the environment and culture.

We are committed to working with not for our clients and aim to involve our clients in every step of their project. We deliver highly respected assessment reports that currently have a 100% track record of approvals. Safety is of the highest standard, and all utilized laboratories are NATA accredited with strict chain of custody protocols.

We have extensive experience in project management and navigating the complex, conflicting legislation and requirements of various authorities. We work towards complying with all relevant Acts, Regulations, Instruments, Policies, and Australian Standards. We have a "YES-attitude" and use creativity to approach challenging projects while ensuring absolute scientific integrity.

  • Soil science
  • Project management
  • Development consent management
  • Location-based data analysis and mapping (GIS)
  • Landscape management
  • Event management

  • Member Environment Institute Australia & New Zealand (EIANZ
  • Member Australasian Land & Groundwater Association
  • Member Soil Science Australia Membership Id: MMM1845
  • Member Ash Development Association Australia (ADAA)
  • Advocate for rural tourism in Australia
  • Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
  • Australian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA)
  • Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

Choosing the right vegetation for your area based on the makeup of the soil, ecology, bedrock, sensitive areas and formations.


Knowing about the landscape and capacity for building, understanding the soil types, possibilities of erosion, water run off and layout.