Written by Sam Woolley, Team Leader Soils & Ecology What is a contaminated site? Land is contaminated when hazardous substances such as heavy metals and pesticides (including DDT, dieldrin, lead and arsenic) are found in the soil in concentrations above naturally occurring soil levels. You can find a detailed list of hazardous substances listed on…
Have you recently been informed by Council that your land may be contaminated and requires further investigations? You may have heard the terms PSI’s and DSI’s thrown about but unsure what they mean? Well look no further – here we break down what the investigations are all about and help you determine which one is right for you.
Collection and analysis of soil samples from a property prior to purchase is becoming routine but how reliable are these pre-purchase assessments? A common misconception is that a reasonable assessment regarding the contamination status of a property can be done with just a couple of samples.
Are you looking at developing your property? Have you had orchards, vineyards, market gardens or growing houses on your property?
There are a few ways that you can get caught out when applying for subdivision consent if you have had any horticultural practices on your land.