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Contaminated Land

Capability Statement | Contaminated Land

1. We Understand Your Challenges First §§ Protecting your projects and businesses against significant liability issues

§§ Mitigating the risks and preventing additional costs and lengthy project delays

§§ Navigating heavily regulated and technically complex issues

§§ Reducing the potential impact of limitations on your developments

§§ Maintaining compliance with local, state and national legislation and regulatory requirements §§ Balancing your business objectives with corporate responsibility to the community and environment §§ Managing your exposure to risks and liabilities when purchasing land

§§ Managing compliance and remediation costs §§ Managing of contaminated waste in a cost-effective way §§ Managing the ongoing liabilities of site divestment

2. We Tailor Solutions That Make A Difference §§ Due Diligence: Understand the risk and the options and assess site suitability for development and limitations to development §§ Land capability assessments and project feasibility studies before you commit §§ Financial liabilities assessment to help you budget §§ Advanced investigation techniques to develop a sound understanding of the conceptual site model §§ Innovative assessment and remedial solutions to ensure success throughout the project lifecycle §§ Development and implementation of innovative solutions and risk mitigation strategies §§ Regulatory negotiations to achieve the best outcome §§ Practical advice and options every step of the way

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§§ Early strategic input to avoid unexpected costs and extensive delays §§ Effective stakeholder management so everyone’s views are heard §§ Specialist experience in contamination risk assessment and management to allow informed decisions and achieve positive project outcomes §§ Strategies to minimise disruption to project timelines and outcomes §§ Fast and responsive – a commitment to personal service from senior staff at all project stages §§ A comprehensive and collaborative team of engineers, scientists, planners and technical experts providing you with a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution

3. Who We Do It For We provide environmental services to a range of public and private sector clients large and small: §§ Land owners

§§ Mining and energy

§§ Developers and land development agencies

§§ Oil and gas

§§ Federal, state and local governments

§§ Petroleum and chemical

§§ Government departments and semi-government organisations/authorities

§§ Building and construction

§§ Finance, property and legal firms

§§ Manufacturing and heavy industry

§§ Utility and service providers

The Meinhardt Environmental Team provide our customers with a solutions focused approach to the assessment, management and/or remediation of

contaminated land. We work closely with clients to understand the key drivers for their business so that we can deliver tailored solutions to real world problems.” Matthew Collyer, Associate Director - Environment | Meinhardt Australia

Capability Statement | Contaminated Land

When you come to Meinhardt you get new ideas that work. It is what we call ‘Practical Imagination’. Meinhardt is a multi-disciplinary engineering and professional technical services consulting firm. Formed in Australia in 1955, our Australian business operates throughout the country and internationally with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

We are part of the Meinhardt Group of more than 30 offices in 5 continents across the globe. We place great emphasis on collaboration and share and transfer knowledge, expertise and resources between offices.

Our Contaminated Land Team

Matt Collyer Associate Director – Environmental Services Matt is an experienced geologist/ environmental scientist with over 14 years experience working as an environmental consultant in Australia, UK, Europe and Asia. Matt has extensive practical fieldwork, project management and overall project direction experience, with detailed working knowledge of the Victorian legislation with regard contaminated land. He specialises in project management, design and implementation of site investigations, site remediation, waste management and landfill gas (LFG)/soil vapour assessment.

Sid Paleri Senior Scientist – Environmental Services Sid has over five years of experience in the contaminated land and waste management sphere, with extensive field experience on a range of sensitive sites for both private and public clients including construction and remediation work sites. Sid has significant experience in sampling and management of soil, groundwater and soil vapour for a range of chemical contaminants of concern as well as solid waste materials such as asbestos in the built environment and in soils.

Toby Montgomery Senior Scientist – Environmental Services Toby is a proactive and logical field scientist who has over 11 years of expertise and extensive knowledge in sustainable outcomes and best practice environmental and project management. Genuinely passionate about the environment, he specializes in landfill operations risk, landfill gas, soil, water and leachate assessments, compliance reporting, contaminated soil remediation, environmental management plans, end to end project management and stakeholder engagement, specialising in VIC (and WA) development projects.

Nicola Eldridge Senior Scientist – Environmental Services Nicola is an experienced contaminated land specialist with significant parallel skills in geotechnical engineering. Nicola has a keen interest in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry and has over 7 years of relevant experience working in the consulting industry on a wide range of projects and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, stakeholders and subcontractors.

Our Australian Offices Sydney


Gold Coast



Sunshine Coast

Level 4, 66 Clarence Street Sydney 2000 New South Wales t: (61-2) 9699 3088 f: (61-2) 9319 7508 Level 11, 501 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 Victoria t: (61-3) 8676 1200 f: (61-3) 8676 1201

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Level 2, 135 Wickham Terrace Spring Hill 4000 Queensland t: (61-7) 3018 5000 f: (61-7) 3018 5099 Level 11, 44 Waymouth Street Adelaide 5000 South Australia t: (61-8) 8227 1544 f: (61-8) 8227 1288

Level 1, 34 Thomas Drive Chevron Island 4217 Queensland t: (61-7) 5528 6411 f: (61-7) 5528 6422 3/8 Pikki Street Maroochydore 4558 Queensland t: (61-7) 5451 1994 f: (61-7) 5528 6422