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Vic EPA Interim Guidelines: Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of man-made chemicals which do not occur naturally in the environment. PFAS compounds have been used since the 1950s as ingredients for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications including fire-fighting foams, non-stick cookware, garment and carpet surface protection treatments, and metal plating. The two...
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Spring has sprung at Landserv!

August has been a busy month across the board at Landserv. We pride ourselves on being the consultancy of choice for local government, and that has been no exception this month, with a large number of existing projects and new projects coming on-line recently, including landfill licence compliance monitoring, review of compliance monitoring and revision...
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My First Month with Landserv

Having recently joined the Landserv Team as an Environmental Scientist, Michael Fallon reflects on his first month. “Each day has presented me with challenges and opportunities to expand upon my previous knowledge and skill set, which has been facilitated by all staff who have always shown enthusiasm when tasked with mentoring me in both the...
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Certification to ISO 9001:2015

Landserv has been certified for Quality Management System Standard ISO 9001 since 2010. This year we have been working hard to update our QMS to the new version of the Standard which was released in September 2015. The external audit was carried out last week by a third party assessor and we are glad to...
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MAV Environment Conference 12-13 July 2016

One of the most anticipated environmental events this month – especially for local councils and other government organisations – will be the MAV Environment Conference hosted by the Municipal Association of Victoria on 12-13 July at Melbourne Park Function Centre. The theme of the conference will be “Living and Leading in a Warming World”, and...
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Assessing planning proposals near landfills

EPA Victoria has prepared a draft guideline for consultation on Assessing planning proposals near landfills (Publication 1625) to help councils, environmental auditors and others involved in the landfill planning process to assess development applications. The draft guideline provides information and advice on assessing planning permit applications and planning scheme amendments regarding potential development near an...
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A Uni student’s experience working at Landserv

Landserv’s recent addition to the team – Kimberly Pellosis – is currently studying at The University of Melbourne, completing her Masters of Agricultural Sciences. This month she wrote about her positive experience working with us: Having recently started working at Landserv in the Geelong office as a current university student, this amazing experience has immensely developed...
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Busy months ahead

May is shaping up to be another big month for Landserv. Recent additions to the Landserv group in the past ten months, including two Senior Environmental Scientists and a Principal Hydrogeologist, have greatly increased Landserv’s operating capacity as well as the skill base and overall project capabilities. All of us at Landserv are buckling down...
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Site Suitability Assessment for Future Development

Landserv was recently engaged by a state government department to carry out Site Suitability Assessment for a number of sites in western Victoria. This was a multi-disciplined project which involved intensive reviews of the environmental, archaeological, topographical, geotechnical and soil characteristics of land parcels, in order to identify potential constraints or opportunities associated with future...
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Landserv is now an MAV Certified Supplier

Landserv has recently been approved to be a certified provider on the panel for the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)’s Contaminated Land and Landfill Consultancy Services and Environmental Audit Services. “The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is the peak representative and lobbying body for Victoria’s 79 councils. The MAV’s role includes lobbying for a ‘fairer...
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