Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) for a Childcare Development Application, Western Sydney

iEnvi stepped up to the mark and prepared a fast turn around preliminary site investigation (PSI) for a Childcare Development Application in Western Sydney

iEnvi prepared a fast turn around preliminary site investigation (PSI) for a developer in western Sydney, wishing to transform a residential property into a childcare facility. They were under severe time pressure, so we got our best people on the job to deliver the goods.

At iEnvi we are often engaged by developers or businesses wanting to grow the potential of a building or piece of land and navigate with certainty through the development approval and permitting processes of local governments associated with contamination assessment requirements.

“iEnvi produced a detailed PSI report in the space of seven days using our 24-hour global support team to fast track the client’s development application.”

This may involve changes to the nature of the dwelling and to a more sensitive land use category – but what if there is asbestos or lead in old buildings, or soil and water contamination from past industries? Without expert delineation of a potential development, you may be left liable with a human health or environmental risk and out of pocket from unexpected clean-up costs. This is where iEnvi are able to help.

“Without expert delineation of a potential development, you may be left liable with a human health or environmental risk and out of pocket from unexpected clean-up costs.”

The experts at iEnvi have recently assisted a developer in the process of turning a post-war Sydney residential dwelling into a child care facility. A preliminary site investigation (PSI) was undertaken as part of the requirements under the NSW Planning & Environment (2017) Draft Child Care Planning Guidelines.

A PSI involves expert inspection of the property for potential contamination, review, and searches of historical information, local hydrogeology, and groundwater utilisation, impacts and risks of any contamination found (on and offsite receptors), and sometimes soil investigation.

iEnvi produced a detailed 193 page PSI report in the space of seven days, using our 24-hour global support team to fast-track the client’s development application. The PSI confirmed that the property is considered low risk with consideration to historical contaminating activities and surrounding land causing contamination risk. The property was considered suitable for use as a childcare facility, giving the developers the green light on the next phase of their plan, with the provision that the existing building be inspected by a specialist for asbestos or other hazardous materials prior to renovation.

Contact iEnvi for professional advice on whether your development requires a PSI for potential contamination. Call 13000-43684 or email info@ienv.com.au.

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