Environmental Site Assessment
Working with you, Greencap can help your organisation to understand the environmental issues and risks it faces before it can design the most appropriate and cost effective environmental management response.
Soil and groundwater assessments form an integral part of most site developments as part of the planning and development approvals process. At Greencap we work with you to optimise and tailor our assessments to reduce time and meet the legislative requirements.
Environmental Site Assessments are required for several reasons:
- Site redevelopment
- Regulatory requirements
- Rezoning of land
- Property divestment
- Property purchase
- Establishing baseline environmental conditions
- Managing your risks.
- An understanding of the environmental condition of a site
- Informed decisions on redevelopment options, purchase price or contractual terms
- Improvement of the value and environmental condition of the site
- Addressing regulatory requirements
- Addressing town planning requirements for redevelopments
- Determination of potential liabilities associated with site.
Environmental Site Assessments typically comprise a two step process. These steps are defined within regulatory guidance and are targeted towards developing a comprehensive understanding of the potential for site contamination to be present and to then understand the potential risks posed by the contamination.
- A Phase 1 assessment where background information including site history and site details are gathered
- A Phase 2 assessment typically involves the use of the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) information to develop a work scope to physically assess the site condition to determine whether the contaminants are present and, where they are, to assess their distribution and concentration to assess potential risks that may be associated with the contaminants.