CONTAMINATED LAND WORKSHOP: Mitigating Risks associated with Contaminated Land Management – Oct 26, 2017

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Mitigating Risks associated with Contaminated Land Management WORKSHOP 

Presented by the
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

In association with

Proud Workshop Partner –
Peter J Ramsay & Associates



  • Your legal obligations for managing contaminated land – Federal, VIC, NSW, QLD & SA

  • Assessment and remediation options – strengths and weaknesses of each process

  • Emerging issues, such as PFAS and Asbestos in soils

  • Best practice options for managing contaminated sites

Site contamination remains a significant legal and commercial issue for landowners, occupiers, developers, sellers, purchasers and councils dealing with the management of contaminated land. 

The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) has developed this Workshop to bring you up to speed with the latest contaminated land laws and requirements from across Australia; emerging contaminants such as PFAS (the two most well know are PFOS (perfluorooctane sulphonate) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and Asbestos in soil including related issues; as well as best practice options for the management of contaminated land. 

The Workshop is designed to provide the most up to date information to prevent the pitfalls which can often be experienced by those involved in managing contaminated land.  The Workshop will examine the different assessment and remediation options that may be undertaken as part of a due diligence process and will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each of those processes. 

You will hear an all-round perspective by the lawyers, contaminated land management experts including a landowner and contaminated land expert’s perspective on developing contaminated land.  Troubleshooting session: You will have an opportunity to troubleshoot issues with the experts.


The Laws from across Australia and a legal perspective –
Advice for property owners, developers, occupiers, sellers, purchasers and councils:

  • The laws – expectations and obligations for managing contaminated land from across Australia, including NSW Contaminated Land Management – new Guidelines for NSW Site Auditor Scheme
  • Legal perspective:  Managing the legal risks of contaminated land and transfer liabilities
  • A legal perspective on how to prevent the pitfalls:  buying, selling, developing…
  • A legal perspective on emerging issues such as PFAS and Asbestos in soil

Preventing the pitfalls by contaminated land experts  

  • Preventing the pitfalls when managing contaminated land

Buying, Selling, Assessing, Auditing, Remedial Options:

  • Buying and selling contaminated land –
    • the process of due diligence
    • Review of contract/section 32 and environmental reports
    • Reliance on previous environmental reports
    • Undertaking an independent environmental investigation
  • Assessing and auditing contaminated land –
    • Preliminary site investigation
    • Detailed site investigation
    • Risk assessment
    • Environmental audit
    • Remediation and Cleanup to Extent Possible (CUTEP)
    • Capping and containment
    • Environment Management Plans
  • Managing contaminated land:
    • Mitigating risks
    • Managing contaminants such as PFAS and Asbestos in soil
    • Other remedial options
      • Remediation Technologies
      • Alternative land us
  • Case study:  New technologies – The integrated waste treatment and resource recovery facility that treats contaminated soils and other Prescribed Industrial Waste

A landowner and contaminated land expert’s perspective on developing contaminated land
Managing Consultants and Contractors:

    • Planning Phase
    • Development Phase
    • Engaging the right consultant/auditor
    • Engaging the right contractor

Troubleshooting with the experts:  Participants are encouraged to bring along issues to troubleshoot with our experts.



  • Facilitator:  Tina Khoury – CEO, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

  • Dr Darren Bennetts – Associate, Peter J Ramsay & Associates

  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Principal, Guthrie Legal

  • John Newton – General Manager, Syntek Environmental

  • and more

Networking Opportunities

The Workshop will provide the opportunity to network during AEBN’s refreshment breaks.

A comprehensive set of course notes and refreshments (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) will be provided during the course of the day.



CONTAMINATED LAND WORKSHOP: Mitigating Risks associated with Contaminated Land Management – Oct 26, 2017
October 26, 2017 8:45 AM
October 26, 2017 4:00 PM
Presented by:
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
July 1, 2017
Treacy Centre
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126 The Avenue, Parkville, Vic, Australia
$495 AEBN Member
$570 early bird to 1 Oct 2017; $590
Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
Early meter parking available on The Avenue OR $2.00 for 5 hours at Zoo Car Park (located closest to The Avenue, situated on Elliot Avenue) - a short walk to the Conference Centre
Public Transport:
Take Tram 19 from cnr Elizabeth & Flinders St Melbourne to Tram Stop 16 (cnr Royal Pde & Walker St). Two minute walk to venue from this location.
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