Contaminated land can present significant risks and challenges for land owners, occupants and developers, therefore environmental site assessments should always be considered. Properties with significant environmental liabilities could have negative value and the need for environmental due diligence today has never been greater. Our expert team can assist you in assessing and managing the risks associated with contaminated land and urban redevelopment.
Environmental Site Assessment
Our expert team routinely undertake a range of site assessments to meet your planning, construction, development and due diligence requirements. The environmental site assessments we perform include:
Preliminary site investigations (PSIs) and detailed site investigations (DSIs) to evaluate the contamination of the land;
Soil vapour and landfill gas investigations, modelling and soil vapour risk assessment;
Acid sulfate soil assessments;
Underground petroleum storage system investigations; and
In order to ensure that our investigations meet regulatory and planning requirements, we undertake our investigations in accordance with the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure, state environmental guidelines and Australian Standards.
Our investigations can typically be staged to align with your specific planning and funding constraints. Assistance can be provided at all stages of land use planning and development. From assessing site suitability for residential estates, developing construction management plans, to providing strategic advice on acquisitions and due diligence, our team can provide an integrated solution.
Peter J Ramsay & Associates has extensive experience with the remediation of soil, groundwater and soil gas, from the design and implementation of complex and novel remedial technologies, to small scale remedial programs. We work together with our clients to develop innovative remedial solutions given the challenges frequently posed by timing, space constraints, the planned land use and costs. We apply our expertise in environmental site remediation to a wide range of projects including:
Clean-up of minor spills or hot spots of contamination;
Removal of leaking underground storage tanks;
On-site treatment of complex contaminants;
In-situ solutions – where the contaminated soil or groundwater is treated without excavation; and
Design and implementation of soil gas mitigation strategies including ventilation and capping systems.
Peter J Ramsay & Associates also has extensive experienced with the application of environmental and human risk assessment methodologies and development of environmental management strategies to minimise the need for remediation. Through the Inogen Environmental Alliance we are able to draw upon the latest global remedial approaches and International expertise.the asset.
We routinely develop environmental management strategies to minimise the need for remediation and prepare Site or Contaminant Management Plans to manage environmental risks. The Plan can be developed in a format consistent with your existing management system or be prepared as a stand-alone document.
We have significant expertise in performing due diligence for property transactions throughout Australia. Liabilities, such as potential clean-up costs for redevelopment are identified and quantified.
Translating complex scientific information into a risk profile that project managers, landholders, developers and executives can understand is essential so that commercial risks can be managed.
We appreciate that the time available for the due diligence is often limited, and constrained by commercial factors. Our experience, expertise and approach, ensures that your acquisition and disposal decisions are made based on reliable environmental information and data. We also regularly provide advice during the sale contract negotiation stage – to ensure the environmental liabilities are appropriately defined and documented. The greater the uncertainty in a property transaction relating to environmental risks the more the market will discount the asset.