Hazardous Materials

Legislation, guidelines and codes place a duty on property owners, property managers and workplace occupiers to protect occupants against hazardous materials on their sites. It is important that these materials are identified and the risk managed. Environmental Earth Sciences can determine the presence and condition of asbestos and other hazardous materials at a site. Our audits can: Determine if hazardous materials are present; Identify the type of hazardous material; Identify the location and extent of the hazardous material; and Record the condition of the hazardous material.

Asbestos Assessment & Management

When not managed safely, asbestos can pose significant health risks. Often there is little to no indication that asbestos is present on a site, therefore it is vital that careful investigation is carried out by an experienced professional. We are able to carry out comprehensive investigations to assess sites for the presence of asbestos a and can manage the project from assessment through to removal and disposal and validation.

Capital Expenditure Forecasts

Our Capital Expenditure (Capex) Forecasts provide indicative estimates for future costs involved in acquiring property for specifically identified works. GreenPlus Capex Forecasts can also be developed as part of property upgrades or refurbishments.

Technical Due Diligence

Our Technical Due Diligence process provides a clear understanding of the condition of a property, its suitability for use and any likely future costs and liabilities prior to a commitment to its purchase. Our service is tailored to specific client objectives and concerns, the commercial time frame and the building’s attributes. Studies may involve condition of fabrics, lifts, chillers etc.

Vendor’s Report

A Vendor’s Due Diligence Report adds certainty to a potential purchase. Our objective is to provide an unbiased and comprehensive report that will reduce transaction and negotiation times, thus reducing abortive costs for the client.

Schedule of Condition

Our Schedules of Condition involve a detailed inspection of a property where all apparent defects are documented to provide a record of a property’s condition.

Schedule of Dilapidations

A Schedule of Dilapidation identifies any condition that has fallen below the expected standards of a lease. Our assessments provide assistance in settlement negotiations if the identified defects are not rectified.

Building Pathology

Our Building Pathology services study the nature of building failure and its causes, processes, development and consequences to identify a suitable remedial action for repair.

Project Management

To plan and manage a project to deliver a successful conclusion through concise guidance and measurement to achieve the overall common goal.

Schedule of Make Good

A Schedule of Make Good identifies any defects or disrepair required to be remedied in order to bring a building into the state required by the lease.

Council Property Management

Assessment of contaminated soil at council properties including kindergarten and daycare facilities. Assessment for disposal of surplus land including bowling greens and depots. Project management of property disposal.

Effluent and Wastewater Assessment

Assessment of land suitability for effluent disposal Biosolids disposal option strategies Wetland design

Waste Characterisation

Waste Management Plans

Regional waste management plans – waste streams, transfer stations, landfills, material recycling facilities and composting facilities Regional medical and hazardous waste plans

Landfill Design, Management and Closure

Environmental Earth Sciences offers a wide range of landfill management services including: Location Optimisation studies (including public consultation) Design and town planning needed for location of new or extension to landfill Background studies and preparation of environmental impact; Landfill operation advise Landfill environmental monitoring; Landfill closure planning and supervision; Audit of cell design, operation, and closure; and Landfill gas risk assessment and design of management systems Building or other end use on landfills.

Hydrogeological Studies

With a strong understanding of the physical and chemical nature of groundwater, Environmental Earth Sciences is able to manage groundwater to reduce future liabilities and assist in meeting regulatory requirements. Our practical, cost-effective and science-based techniques include; Groundwater sampling; Groundwater supply and dewatering assessment; and Aquifer storage and recovery.

Groundwater Contamination

Environmental Earth Sciences offers a comprehensive range of groundwater services to minimise any potential impact of contamination, including; Physical and chemical hydrogeology Field supervision of well installation Groundwater monitoring Field testing of aquifer characteristics Groundwater modelling Hydrogeological risk assessment

Environmental Auditing & Risk Assessment

Environmental Auditing Environmental Risk Assessment Groundwater Assessment

Mine Closure Planning and Implementation

Mine waste closure planning for feasibility and EIS Slope evaluation and erodibility studies

Mine Environment Auditing

Our team is experienced in the follow audits: Statutory and independent environmental performance monitoring; Expert witness; and Cyanide code compliance auditing.

Mine Waste Repository Investigations

Waste Characterisation Waste rock emplacement and design Tailings dam and evaporation pond waste repository evaluation See page evaluation and correction Fugitive dust emissions on load out facilities and rail corridors Mine water budget

Mine Environment and Groundwater Management

Our experienced team of Hydrogeologists can assist with all mine groundwater services associated with resource projects. This includes: Groundwater exploration and supply studies; Evaluation of pit and underground working dewatering; Analytical and numerical modelling; Coordination and supervision of groundwater drilling programs; Borefield design; Pro-active hydro-geochemistry monitoring; Managed aquifer recharge / aquifer storage and recovery evaluation; Assessment of derelict and abandoned mine sites for industry and government; Management of hydrocarbon and waste storage areas; Design of site-based bioremediation systems for contaminated soil and water; Reviewing contamination and environmental management plans; and Due diligence and risk assessments for sale, mergers and acquisitions

Acid Sulfate Soil Assessment

Identify location, extent and severity of potential acid sulfate soil for infrastructure and development projects Acid sulfate soil management plans for large development and infrastructure projects Licensing applications for acid sulfate soil waste disposal facilities Undertake long term weathering trials to minimize Acid Sulfate Soils disposal costs. Management and operator awareness training for earthworks projects in acid sulfate soil Regional Management strategies for rural and urban regional plans in Asia and Australia

Salinity Investigation & Management

By identifying salinity processes, we can develop the most appropriate method of managing the issue and ensure minimal impact on your project.

Land Capability Assessment

We have the capability to conduct desktop surveys, field surveys and assessments using remote sensing data and GIS, and interpret laboratory results to provide a suitability statement and impact statement.

Contamination Assessment and Management

Our soil contamination assessment services include: Preliminary and detailed site assessments; Development and implementation of remedial action plans; Modelling contaminant fate and predicting exposure to assess remediation requirements; Monitoring to assess potential ongoing hazard. Pilot trial and remediation option evaluation Building on landfills – assessment design and management Waste characterization for disposal of soil and contaminated soil offsite Beneficial reuse of unwanted soil from a site to avoid disposal costs (limited to certain soil)

Soil and Groundwater Assessment

We boast unrivalled knowledge and experience in land suitability assessment and management of contaminated sites. Baseline soil and sediment surveys for approvals; Management and monitoring of top- and sub-soils during life-of-mine; Agricultural impact statements and farm soil management plans; Erosion and sediment control; Coastal and inland acid sulfate soil assessment and management; and Land use capability evaluation; Locating and developing groundwater supplies or designing dewatering programs Evaluating suitability for groundwater injection