NSW

iEnvironmental Australia (iEnvi) was recently engaged by an architect firm to conduct a preliminary site investigation on a property they wanted to convert into a child care centre. Preliminary site investigations are required for obtaining development consent for most projects. The developers requested a desktop only preliminary site investigation, and as such, a site visit

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Sydney Water and other government bodies are currently undertaking naturalisation of concrete lined stormwater canals by replacing the bland concrete with river banks of rocks and native trees, which provides more ecological habitat and increase surrounding property value. The project goal is to create a natural environment that encourages native animals, especially birds, to live

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Remediation of Land SEPP 55

Changes are on the way. In NSW, the key to planning for the remediation and development of contaminated sites for the last 20 years has been the State Environmental and Planning Policy (SEPP) 55, which is finally being changed to the new Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). Here are some of the changes

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The State Environmental Planning Policy No 55 – Remediation of Land (SEPP 55) and the associated Contaminated Land Planning Guidelines were introduced in 1998 as a framework for the management of contaminated land in NSW. 20 years on, the state planning policy will be replaced by the new Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy

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groundwater remediation

iEnvi staff developed a commercially viable and statutory compliant solution for groundwater remediation of a coatings manufacturer site in Western Sydney, due to be completed in June 2018, including groundwater delineation, underground storage tank (UST) removal and validation, soil bioremediation, human health and environmental risk assessment (HHERA), and groundwater remediation. The client company’s commercial objectives and

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The NSW EPA released new Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination in July 2015, replacing the 2009 version. The update was significant both for companies and individuals that have knowingly or unknowingly polluted groundwater or soil, or have contamination on property they own or manage. The Duty to Report Contamination Guidelines provides detailed guidance

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 iEnvi provided advice for a NSW Government department during a drainage dam construction project that exposed impacted fill material, asbestos and waste tyres on Crown Land. Contractors had been engaged and the sensitive project required additional controls of an experienced environmental consultant to ensure compliance. Asbestos, waste tyres and other material were encountered during civil

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Low Flow Groundwater Sampling

iEnvironmental Principal Environmental Scientist provided environmental consulting services including removal, validation, and replacement underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) including underground storage tanks (USTs). They used risk assessment, monitored natural attenuation and other strategies at several Council Depots in Central NSW, and remediated any associated contamination using a practical, safe and cost-effective approach. Detailed assessment and

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