Contaminated Land Assessment

Premise offers a range of environmental services associated with contaminated land assessments, including initial investigations through to remediation and validation of contaminated sites.

Assessment of a contaminated site is conducted by gathering accurate and comprehensive data to assess if any substances exist at levels elevated above background concentrations that may present a risk of harm to human health or the environment. Premise has capability to conduct a site assessment compliant with current legislation, guidelines and industry standards. Contaminated land assessments form the basis of corrective actions that may be required to manage environmental risks or liabilities.

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Brendan Stuart

Senior Environmental Scientist

0418 607 830

Detailed assessments by Premise, compliant with The National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999, are provided to allow clients to make well-informed business decisions based on identified environmental risks and liabilities. A requirement to prepare such an assessment may exist in any of the following scenarios:

  • Development approval requiring consideration of State Environmental Planning Policy 55 – Remediation of Land, to establish the potential for land contamination prior to granting of consent.
  • Pollution incidents (including land, water or air) for which investigation and reporting has been directed by a ‘Clean-Up Notice’ under Section(s) 91-92 of the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
  • Commissioning, modification and/or abandonment of any Underground Petroleum Storage System (UPSS) in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations (UPSS) Regulation 2019 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.
  • Management of land recorded or notified under the NSW Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (CLM Act) which requires assessment, remediation and/or validation.

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Our capabilities with regard to contaminated land assessments include:

  • ‘Stage 1’ Preliminary (Desktop) Environmental Investigations to identify any past or present potentially contaminating activities.
  • ‘Stage 2’ Detailed Environmental Site Assessments to establish the nature and extent of contamination, and to obtain sufficient information to develop an approach to remediation.
  • Installation and sampling of monitoring bores for groundwater analysis.
  • Formulating a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) to define the objectives and end-points of remediation and provide in detail the approach to remediate the site.
  • Coordination of site remediation activities (soil and groundwater)
  • Post-remediation validation assessments with consideration of suitability for proposed land use(s).
  • Development, monitoring and management of Environmental Management Plans (EMP)
  • Liaison with all government compliance bodies (e.g. Environmental Protection Authority, SafeWork Australia, etc.) and appointed site auditors accredited under the CLM Act.

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Brendan Stuart – Senior Environmental Scientist

Brendan has over 15 years of experience as an environmental scientist specialising in environmental compliance, water quality, environmental impact assessment, environmental awareness, contamination assessment, and emergency services.

His experience includes the full range of environmental assessment stages, including Phase 1 and 2 contaminated site assessments, site remediation, and validation.

Brendan has an extensive knowledge of NSW and federal environmental guidelines and keeps up to date with related amendments, additions, and new publications.