Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s), document known and potential site conditions that may affect property value or cause undue liability to investors.
A Phase 1 site investigation, or a desktop study is prepared by Epic Environmental’s contaminated land professionals using the relevant public and site specific data to prepare the initial assessment reports, including historical maps, photographic logs and site history; a site inspection or walk over is often conducted. The Phase 1 desk study provides detailed a conclusive reviews of site history, as well as accentuates activities that could have resulted in ground contamination. This stage of the assessment is notably used for:
- Financial assurance;
- Property transactions and due diligence; and
- Divestment and decommissioning assessment planning.
Epic Environmental’s Phase 1 contaminated land reports, are easily comprehendible and provide the essential facts and information required to achieve the client’s desired outcome. Our staff outline if the land in question is suitable for the envisioned purpose, explain any concerns and uncertainty, as well as elaborating if further investigation is required through a Phase 2 environmental site assessment.
At Epic Environmental, our team obtain widespread knowledge of remediation solutions that best fit a range of schemes or project sizes. Over time, Epic has proven a high standard of successful, cost – effective and technical remediation design solutions. We are able to assess and mitigate the risks, as well as manage potential liabilities of any required site.
- Independent and informed remediation design and selection;
- Cost appraisal and estimation;
- Regulatory approval;
- Material management plans
- Contractor engagement and supervision; and
- Waste management.
Our team offer comprehensive and intuitive remediation option appraisal and design services to assist clients in understanding the adopted approach; minimising potential abnormal development constraints and cost implications.
At Epic Environmental, our engineers provide detailed environmental consultancy, extensive understanding on engineering and waste management; all correlating with a commitment of a high, professional standard. Combining these aspects alongside an extended insight of policy and statutory requirements, Epic delivers an incomparable remediation design.
Across Australia, regulatory frameworks involving independent third – party Auditors are broadly used, providing assurance that assessment of contaminated land are completed; conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements.
In Queensland, Auditors perform functions under the ‘Environmental Protection Act 1994’ and complete an independent review to provide a stronger level of assurance, both for the client and regulator.
At Epic Environmental, a Contaminated Site Auditor (NSW) is able to assist matters concerning both the ‘Contaminated Land Management Act 1997’ and ‘Protections of the Environment Operations Act 1997’.
A Contaminated Land Auditor from Epic Environmental reviews the assessment work of a ‘suitably qualified person’ (SQP) by evaluating and certifying the contaminated land site investigation, validating reports and drafting site management plans; submitted for land contamination matters by the QLD Department of Environment and Sciences (DES). Auditors are able to provide required certainty on the regulatory function performed, as well as assisting in streamlining the decision process for land contamination matters.
Epic Environmental specialises in both complex and routine projects, providing appropriate technical oversight of the project and evaluation of critical milestones. Ensuring the overall and significant project objectives are achieved.
Both Brad May and Louise Cartwright are approved by the ‘QLD DES’ as a Contaminated Land Auditor. Brad is also a Contaminated Site Auditor in NSW. For any specific contaminated land matters, Brad and Louise are well experienced and available to discuss.