Expertise in managing contaminated land
Get clarity on the new EHP regulations
Geo-Logix Director, David Gregory, is an EHP-approved land contamination auditor and is able to provide the following services:
David is supported by a team of environmental scientists and geotechnical engineers for land contamination/geotech assessments, remediation and validation projects.
If you’re planning to purchase land, or develop land for a more sensitive use, assessing the suitability of the site forms part of the due diligence process. Under the new regulations a Suitably-Qualified Person (SQP) must undertake the investigations and an approved auditor must certifiy any resulting statutory contaminated land investigation documents submitted to the EHP, including:
Geo-Logix has SQPs who can undertake contamination assessments and prepare remediation strategies for new developments and changed land use.
Landowners seeking to have sites removed from the Environmental Management Register (EMR) or Contaminated Land Register (CLR) must engage a suitably qualified person to undertake a study of the site and prepare contaminated land investigation documents. The owner must also engage an auditor to certify the documents.
Site Suitability Statement: An approved auditor can issue a compliance permit for material change of use (MCU) confirming the site is suitable for a particular use, with or without a site management plan. The approved auditor will also assess the site management plan to ensure the objectives, methods, and measures are appropriate to the contamination and the proposed specified land use.
Owners, occupiers and auditors must notify the EHP if they are aware that land is contaminated by a hazardous contaminant or it is reasonably likely to be contaminated by a hazardous contaminant. Failure to do so can carry hefty fines, up to $58,900.