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Yearly Archive: 2014

Victoria votes – environment matters

On Tuesday 18 November EIANZ hosted a panel review of the major political parties stances on environmental and sustainability issues. The event was held at RMITs 5 star green rated Academic Building on Swanston Street. The panellists included Peter Nadebaum (GHD), Zena Helman (Helman Consultants), Stephen Jenkins (EnviroRisk), Graham Currie (Monash Uni), James Tonson (VAEE),...
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ACLCA and EIANZ Presentation – Challenges for Ravenhall Prison Project Site Preparation

On 20 October at the State Library of Victoria’s Roadshow Theatrette, ACLCA and EIANZ hosted a Seminar on the approval processes for the Ravenhall Prison Site to those in the industry. Landserv’s Brendan McDermott attended the seminar that outlined the difficulties in obtaining environmental approvals from state and federal governments, on an ecologically sensitive former...
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Barwon Water Golf Day

Ryan Edwards, Damien Chappell, Andrew Wigley and Ann Chappell are looking forward to a fun day of golf with Barwon Water and its service providers tomorrow, at The Sands golf course in Torquay. Should be fun!
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ACLCA Remediation training module

Environmental Scientists Brendan McDermott and Samantha Walsh attended the ACLCAs training Module on Remediation and Management. The Module provided the participants with a broad understanding of the available remedial approaches when dealing with contaminated soil and groundwater from a range of different sources. What is and isn’t currently accepted by the EPA as appropriate remediation...
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EcoForum Conference & Exhibition 2014

The EcoForum conference and exhibition for 2014 is being held at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast from 29 – 31st October. EcoForum is an industry-leading broad-based environment conference. Sponsors include leading organizations active in site remediation research and application. Attendance is expected to be over 300 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities,...
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Section 32 changes – Due diligence checklist

Changes to Victorian laws, specifically section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962, come into effect on October 1, 2014.  The section 32 statement (also called the ‘vendor’s statement’) outlines the information a property seller must provide prospective buyers.  The Sale of Land Amendment Act repeals section 32 and re-enacts the majority of its...
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A report by Auditor-General John Doyle has found that Victoria’s landfill management has improved since events at Brookland Greens in 2008, when thousands of residents were forced to evacuate after dangerously high levels of methane gas were detected in their homes due to gas leaks at a former landfill. The audit assessed whether the EPA...
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Landserv Geelong Office is Moving

After 6 years in the iconic “T&G” Building, we are extremely excited to be moving to a new office on the funky café strip of Pakington Street in Geelong West. Our new office address is: Level 1, 224 Pakington Street, Geelong West VIC 3218 Our phone numbers will not change and our postal address remains:...
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Guidance Update: Management of Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSSs)

Leakage from Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) is a significant problem within the petroleum industry. This problem is known to have environmental and safety implications. Improved working practices and a higher level of performance for UPSS are necessary to ensure protection of people, property and the environment. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has recently developed...
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Landfills exempt from licensing

During April 2014, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) released a guideline (EPA publication number 1563) providing a framework of cost-effective waste disposal standards applicable to landfills exempt from licensing. This report is the latest in a series of initiatives undertaken since 2009 that have been aimed at improving Victoria’s management of risks posed by landfills. Occupiers...
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