EPA Victoria will be requiring an EPA-appointed auditor to calculate landfill financial assurance estimates, as opposed to just a ‘suitably qualified person’. This new requirement, and the assessment form that goes with it, will enable a more streamlined and time-efficient approval process that minimises back and forth between duty holders and EPA. Contact us to discuss your landfill projects/operations or to speak with one of our auditors.
DELWP and EPA Victoria have recently (19 Oct) released a new State Environment Protection Policy (Waters). The SEPP (Waters) now formally replaces SEPP (Groundwaters of Victoria) and SEPP (Waters of Victoria) (including all schedules). A copy of the most recent SEPP (Waters) is available here. This particularly affects consultants and should be implemented immediately.
The Certified Environmental Practitioners Scheme (CEnvP), Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) and Site Contamination Practitioners Australia (SCPA) have implemented an amended certification scheme for site contamination specialists. This certification recognises environmental professionals at a national standard who can meet the requisite competency criteria of experience, training, conduct and ethics. Certification provides a greater level of assurance to the community, employers, clients and professional associates of the credentials and peer recognition of an environmental professional. All of our team are working towards obtaining certification, with our auditors already having succeeded.
Our AEA WA office has moved location. We are still located in West Perth. The new address is 7/80 Colin Street, West Perth WA 6005. Please ensure all future correspondence is addressed to here. EDIT: we now have a new phone number, 08 6268 0181
Sending a warm welcome to newbie Finn Noah Pearce. Congratulations to Jean-Paul and Mel on the safe arrival of your new, beautiful, healthy baby at an amazing 3.9kg! We hope you all settle in nicely and enjoy this new experience of being parents and treasure the endless cuddles. Finn is just adorable.
Kerry’s little girl has arrived safe and sound. Welcome to the world Ella Paige Kent! Congratulations to the Kent family. We wish you all the very best and hope Ella settles into your lives perfectly.
EPA Victoria are set to renew their audit fees as of 1 July 2018 as per the notice issued (below link) on the 29th of March 2017 by the Treasurer of the State of Victoria. http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2018/GG2018S145.pdf
Congratulations to Bridget and Alyson on gaining their CEnvP accreditation. This is a big step towards getting auditor accreditation and recognises their expertise and ability to document it. Well done ladies!
Phil Hitchcock has been successful in his application for appointment as a contaminated land auditor in Queensland. Along with his role as Managing Director at AEA, Phil is also accredited in South Australia and Western Australia. He has over 25 years experience and is one of Australia’s most reputable auditors. On behalf of all the AEA team, huge congratulations to you Phil on your appointment and the further recognition of your hard work and dedication!
The Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) and the draft Contaminated Land Planning Guidelines is currently under consideration as part of a review program by the NSW Government. The proposed new SEPP impacts NSW Auditors, CEnvP’s and industry. More information can be found here, or click here for a news piece on this subject in The Sydney Morning Herald. Public comment has since closed. Watch this space for further updates.