Posted by Melissa C. Moyce in Uncategorised on November 26th, 2020
Metech Consulting were recently engaged by a residential property owner in Bundeena, NSW who was looking to modify their existing beachfront dwelling. Metech Consulting undertook an acid sulfate soils assessment to support their development application.
The assessment began with a desktop review, from which a sampling program was designed and implemented based on the proposed development. The assessment determined that acid sulfate soils were present at the property, but were located outside of the development area. Therefore, Metech Consulting concluded that acid sulfate soils at the property did not require further assessment or management to facilitate the proposed development.
Metech Consulting is a Sutherland Shire-based business with extensive knowledge of the local environment and experience preparing acid sulfate soil assessment and management reports for submission to Sutherland Shire Council. This knowledge and experience allows us to design our assessments to the specific requirements of the subject site and Council expectations.
If you require an acid sulfate soils assessment, management plan or advice regarding acid sulfate soils to support a development application, contact an expert at Metech Consulting.
acid sulfate soils, development consent, environmental consultants, sutherland shire
Posted by Melissa C. Moyce in Uncategorised on 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.
contamination assessment, detailed site investigation, development consent, environmental consultants, preliminary site investigation
Posted by Melissa C. Moyce in Uncategorised on January 16th, 2020
Metech was engaged by a private company who had obtained development consent for a residential development in the Sutherland Shire, NSW subject to compliance with the consent conditions. A detailed site investigation was required to meet the consent conditions. Metech undertook a site inspection and the main potential source of contamination was observed as asbestos containing materials in soils. Metech returned to the site to complete soil sampling adjacent to the potential contamination sources.
Soil sample results indicated the presence of asbestos in soils and remediation was required to ensure the site was suitable for the proposed residential use. Metech prepared a Remediation Action Plan and undertook remediation of the site in accordance with the Plan. The final Detailed Site Investigation Report, Remediation Action Plan and Validation Report were submitted to Council to meet the consent conditions. The Validation Report concluded the site was suitable for the proposed residential land use allowing the client to progress with the re-development of the site.
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.
asbestos in soil, development consent, remediation, site contamination, sutherland shire