New Zealand is developing so rapidly that our population is expected to reach 5 million by 2020. The population influx is increasing the demand for housing and commercial developments all throughout the country.
The past use of hazardous substances and chemicals in industry, agriculture and horticulture has left a legacy of soil contamination in New Zealand and is a potential barrier to living the kiwi dream - ownership of a small slice of heaven.
We at BTW share the Kiwi dream and are here to ensure that any health risks from your development are managed and mitigated to protect the health of our community – and our greatest asset – the next generation.
When developing land, it is critical to understand that previous uses of the site may have impacted the site soils potentially rendering them unsafe for certain landuses.
The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) outlines activities and industries that are likely to have contributed to contaminating land known as the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL). The MfE also outlines development activities which trigger the requirements of the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NESCS).
BTW Company have been involved in a multitude of contaminated land investigations from small rural developments to major urban developments. Consequently, BTW has a team of passionate contaminated land experts with a mass of experience and knowledge ready to help. Our team uses scientific investigation principles to paint the full historical picture of the site, which allows us to implement progressive environmental strategies for cost effective, safety conscious solutions allowing you to keep your project on track.
All Contaminated Land Management investigation and reporting is conducted under the guidance of one of our in-house Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioners (SQEP) who are all Certified Environmental Practitioners (CEnvP) under the Australasian certification scheme run by the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).
If you are developing property and are subdividing, changing the land use or disturbing soil, you may trigger the requirements of the NESCS.
Call BTW Company for an open discussion and expert contaminated land advice regarding:
- Pre-purchase due diligence assessments
- HAIL assessment
- Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI)
- Detailed Site Investigation (DSI)
- Remedial Action Plans (RAP)
- Validation Reporting
- Site Management Plans (SMP)