November 5th, 2020
Metech Consulting was engaged by a private company who sought development consent to redevelop a former commercial manufacture facility into a modern, artisan food and drinks premises (micro-brewery) in Brookvale, NSW.
Council records indicated an underground fuel tank was installed at the property in the 1970s and Northern Beaches Council required a contamination assessment to determine the suitability of the site for the proposed development.
Metech Consulting undertook a preliminary site investigation to assess all historical land use activities associated with the site and surrounding area, including further investigation of the potential fuel infrastructure.
Metech Consulting then designed and implemented a detailed site investigation to assess the suitability of the site for the intended use, including soil and groundwater assessments. The investigations concluded the site was suitable for the proposed and intended use. Metech Consulting were able to provide the detailed site investigation report within just 3 weeks of engagement by the client.
The Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) and Detailed Site Investigation (DSI) reports were submitted to Council to meet the consent conditions. Council approval the development application within one week of submission of the reports, allowing the client to progress with the fit-out and use of the site as a micro-brewery.
Our team of experienced and qualified staff were able to provide a value-for-money, practical solution in an exceptionally short timeframe, allowing our client to progress their development and start their new business.
If you require a preliminary site investigation and/or detailed site investigation or advice regarding contamination to meet development consent conditions, contact an expert at Metech Consulting.