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Land Contamination and Landfill Gas Investigation for Rezoning Purposes

Landserv is currently working with a Local Council in Victoria to carry out low cost, practical and focused investigation to remove the buffer zone around an old landfill where encroachment has occurred. The project involved targeted test pitting to characterise the waste and assess landfill gas generation potential. In addition, the scopes of work also...
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Waterbird Habitat Works for a Stormwater Lagoon at a Chemical Manufacturing Plant

Landserv has been working closely with a chemical manufacturing company in western Victoria to protect and enhance important waterbird habitat on their property. The proposed project area is a large open permanent freshwater body which has been used as a stormwater storage lagoon. The lagoon provides a relatively stable environment and is used by a...
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Underground Storage Tank Excavation and Groundwater Well Installation

After successfully locating 3 Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) at a local council’s site in western Melbourne , Landserv was engaged to carry out a full scale excavation of these tanks and associated infrastructure. This was carried out in accordance with current guidance from the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) relating to underground petroleum storage systems...
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Providing Professional Advice on Contaminated Land Management To Regional Councils

Some of Landserv’s main projects involve providing ongoing professional advice to regional municipalities with the management of their local landfills. In particular, we are currently assisting a council in Melbourne’s East with the appropriate implementation of the monitoring programs at two of their active landfills. The scopes of work range from creating detailed plans of...
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Damien Chappell was re-appointed in October 2012 by the Minister for Ports to Audit Port Safety and Environmental Management Plans under the Port Management Act 1995. In that capacity, Landserv was then appointed in January by Department of Transport to complete the 2013 audits of Port Safety and Environmental Management Plans (SEMPs) for Victoria’s South...
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Ongoing Landfill Gas & Groundwater Monitoring at Active Landfill Sites

One of our large ongoing projects for a local government council in regional Victoria involves the monitoring of gas & groundwater at two active landfill sites. As per EPA regulations, periodic examination of landfill gas level and groundwater condition is required at the sites and in the surrounding areas. Results from the samples obtained on...
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Land Contamination at Civil Construction Sites

Landserv recently had the opportunity to work with a major rail project in August 2012. This project involved the assessment of contaminated land, surface water and groundwater at civil construction sites along a proposed railway line in metro Melbourne. Physical soil samples were collected along the proposed railway line, then analysed by a NATA accredited...
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Environmental Management System for a Dairy Manufacturer

Landserv is currently assisting a dairy manufacturer in Western Victoria to prepare an Environmental Management System for its operation. The first stage of the work included an initial environmental review and operation inspection, together with the preparation of a draft Environmental Risk Register. The register will form the basis for facilitating a workshop of key...
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