Planning on subdividing, carrying out earthworks, or otherwise changing your land use? Oftentimes, this means you’ll need a Preliminary or Detailed Site Assessment (PSI/DSI) to determine if your land is contaminated.
PSI’s establish if your property currently has or has previously had a HAIL 2 activity present on or around it. The Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) details the operations that are likely to cause land contamination resulting from hazardous substance use, storage or disposal.
If your property shows evidence of these, DSI soil testing will need to be carried out, and you will need to apply for resource consent.
Don’t get caught out with a contaminated property, halting your project. Our experienced
the environmental engineering team will help you navigate the process, from testing to resource consent application, ensuring that your project complies with council requirements.
We know the ground and we know what contaminates it. If contaminants surpass acceptable levels, we will work with you to provide a practical, cost-effective solution.
To find out what your project will need, give us a call!
Asbestos contamination has become a significant problem in New Zealand. Increasingly, asbestos materials are leaching the ground and posing a serious risk to exposed populations. Land converted to residential use puts families in danger of exposure through building, renovations and gardening, which is why it’s essential to test for asbestos before major projects.
As part of our PSI & DSI’s, we test for asbestos in soil, compare results to national safety thresholds and have a comprehensive system for treatment and removal options.
As the effects of asbestos exposure become clearer, it’s now more important than ever to test and treat.
Environmental sustainability principles are central to our work and embedded within our environmental engineering designs. We work with the environment using sustainable natural solutions wherever possible rather than hard and fast - and often more costly - engineering structures.