With extensive knowledge of Council requirements, broad experience in the environmental testing field, and the latest technology for collecting, collating and delivering data - EWB Consultants will provide the most practical, cost effective solution to your project to achieve the desired outcome. All investigations include a "Council Ready" report to include with your consent application or for submission to Council.
Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI)
If a property is to be subdivided, have a change in landuse, or earthworks are proposed over the Council permitted activity rules (NES or Regional Plan) and the property is “flagged” for possible contamination by the Council on the property file or LIM - Then a Preliminary or Detailed Site Investigation will be required.
A Preliminary Site Investigation is designed to assess the history of the site and determine whether there is a potential for it to be contaminated. It will also determine whether any further investigations, including soil or water sampling or a full Detailed Site Investigation are required. EWB Consultants will prepare a ‘Council ready’ report which can be handed directly to your Council or planner to fulfil consent requirements.
Remediation or Long Term Management
Remediation Action Plan (RAP), Site Management Plan (SMP) & Remediation Supervision
If a Detailed Site Investigation reveals a property is contaminated then a Remediation Action Plan (RAP) and/or Site Management Plan (SMP) will be required for Council approval to show how the site will be made suitable for its intended use and how human health and the environment will be protected during earthworks.
A RAP/SMP report outlines the extent of the contamination in detail, includes a Conceptual Site Model and provides recommendations and options for the safe removal and/or management of the contamination, in order to make the site suitable and safe for its intended use. Once approved by the Council these reports are handed to the contractor who will be doing the remediation. EWB Consultants can supervise remediation (as required) to ensure compliance with your RAP and relevant consent conditions.
Long Term Management Plans (LTMP) & Conceptual Site Model (CSM)
Sometimes it is difficult or impractical to remove contaminated soil from a site. EWB Consultants can help manage properties long-term to ensure they do not have a negative effect on future occupants or the environment. We will prepare a ‘Council ready’ Long-Term Management Plan (LTMP) report, specific to the property which will detail the most practical ways to manage and monitor the contaminants present.
The LTMP will include a Conceptual Site Model (CSM) which will assess where the contaminants are, how the contaminants are possibly affecting both human health and the environment and come up with solutions to break the exposure pathway.
Asbestos Removal Management Plan (ARMP) & Asbestos Removal Control Plan (ARCP)
If asbestos is found to be present within site soils, an ARMP & ARCP will be required for Council approval to show how the asbestos contaminated soils will be safely removed.
Once approved, the ARMP & ARCP will be utilised by a specialist asbestos removal company during remedial works to remove the asbestos contaminated soil and/or material.