Strategen’s skilled Contaminated Sites and Acid Sulfate Soils Management team has worked on some of our state’s most high-profile and challenging projects.
We understand that development and management of land and property portfolios are subject to numerous regulatory constraints that can add considerable financial and resourcing burdens.
Critical timelines for purchase, lease, sale and planning can be significantly affected if environmental aspects are not managed correctly from project commencement.
Our contaminated sites professionals have the integrated local knowledge, experience and strong networks within industry and government to meet the environmental challenges presented with contaminated sites and acid sulfate soils.
Strategen’s dedicated Contaminated Sites team provides premium problem solving and tailored fit-for-purpose solutions for clients.
Our experience in the assessment, management and remediation of contaminated sites and acid sulfate soils extends across all development projects for a range of private and government clients across the following sectors:
The legacy of a site’s historical land use often involves the contamination of soil and water, whether intentional or not.
In Western Australia contamination issues are regulated by the Contaminated Sites Act (2003) and associated regulations, which advocates a strategic and iterative approach.
Strategen’s experienced team are fully familiar with site contamination issues, including a comprehensive understanding of the two key documents covering site contamination issues:
The experience of the Strategen Contaminated Sites team extends to the management of:
Strategen’s specific expertise includes:
Acid sulfate soils (ASS), if not properly managed can result in significant environmental damage.
Strategen has considerable experience in undertaking ASS assessments, preparing investigation reports and management plans and implementing and validating management plans.
Strategen has a strong reputation in gaining approvals for ASS investigation and management programs in accordance with the two DWER 2015 guidance documents:
Strategen offer the following acid sulfate soil services:
A comprehensive understanding of known or potential environmental liabilities is an essential component of any property transaction due diligence assessment. Strategen has significant experience undertaking site contamination focused environmental due diligence assessments for residential, commercial and industrial property.
We can tailor the scope of due diligence assessments to align with client objectives (vendor or prospective buyer), budgets and due diligence timeframe constraints.
Implementation of a robust environmental due diligence assessment enables our clients to enter into transaction negotiations well informed, and with a greater comfort that all potential liabilities and legal obligations have been identified, quantified and documented.
Strategen can provide all services associated with identification, management, removal, remediation and disposal of asbestos and other hazardous materials.
Strategen senior staff are qualified and experienced in smaller HAZMAT survey projects, through to the design and direction of extensive asbestos removal projects in challenging commercial settings.
Further, Strategen can manage complex asbestos in soil remediation projects including all facets of bulk earth works, sampling, para-occupational and control air monitoring, liaison with site contractors and preparation of site remediation and validation reports.
Strategen can assist clients with the assessment of hazardous materials within buildings and structures as follows:
Asbestos and asbestos containing materials with reference to:
Strategen can also assist with the preparation of Asbestos Management Plans (AMP) with reference to:
Strategen can undertake projects dealing with the environmental aspects of waste management, including:
The presence of asbestos in soils and the assessment and management of areas where acid sulfate soils are likely to be disturbed and/or groundwater tables lowered, are significant issues for developers.
For land and property development projects, Strategen can undertake assessment and management of potential contamination associated with former land uses such as market gardens, orchards, animal-based industries, derelict industrial and commercial buildings, former landfills and uncontrolled fill.
Strategen can undertake, in parallel, appropriate investigations in accordance with regulatory requirements for contamination and acid sulfate soils.
Strategen has a well-developed understanding of mine closure requirements and can develop pragmatic site-specific solutions to mine contamination issues. Our experience includes:
Oil and gas exploration, processing, storage and distribution can result in the inadvertent contamination of superficial soils and groundwater. It is not uncommon for groundwater contamination, including free floating hydrocarbons, to be associated with old or former service stations.
Strategen can apply a cost-effective, risk-based approach to determine the appropriate level of contamination management that is protective of environmental amenities and human health.
Do you have a contaminated sites issue that requires assistance? We can help! Contact our team today.