Kleinfelder were engaged to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed remediation of a former coal pit top, having previously prepared a Remediation Action Plan (RAP) to manage detected asbestos contamination across the 8.6ha project site.
Due to the size of the site and its current zoning for R1 General Residential, the site was classed as “designated development” and therefore an EIS was required as part of the development application. Throughout the EIS preparation the Kleinfelder team engaged with all necessary stakeholders, including local Council and undertook community consultation.
Extensive environmental assessments were undertaken, conducted by a range of technical specialists. The Kleinfelder team managed specialised consultants for air quality, drainage, and noise assessments, and conducted the following assessments in-house:
- Heritage – Aboriginal and Historical
- Hazards and Risks
The EIS prepared by the Kleinfelder team proposed environmental safeguards and management measures to minimise any environmental impacts and ensured all necessary approvals and licences were documented.
The EIS concluded that the proposed works were unlikely to have any significant or long-term negative environmental impacts, and that the proposed benefits derived from proceeding with the work were considered to outweigh any potential impacts.
Hunter Valley, New South Wales