Landserv completed two complex environmental site assessments with subsequent remediation to facilitate the development of two inner city schools.
As of 2021, the Victorian Government’s historical program of new school building and upgrade projects, has invested some $10.9 billion to build new schools and deliver more than 1,700 school upgrades.
Some of the inner urban redevelopment sites selected for these projects have required expedited preparation to deal with the legacy of the previous land uses and render the sites suitable for school construction in a short space of time.
The environmental works Landserv completed for both these sites included detailed investigations of soil and groundwater conditions, followed by remediation programs including the removal and validation of underground fuel storage tanks and contaminated soils, followed by engineered backfilling, compaction and geofabric layers.
The contamination was associated with historical uses including a former firing range, electrical substation, buried asbestos waste and historical gasworks fill, which was deposited through many areas of some Melbourne suburbs during the 20th century.
- Cost-effective and time constrained assessment and remediation
- Comprehensive environmental documentation and reporting
- Hydrogeological Assessment and Risk Assessment
- Environmental Construction Management
- Successful delivery of a clean site under EPA Audit
- Allowed for expedited development and construction of a new inner urban school