The following are examples of recent projects completed by S5 Environmental.
DUE DILIGENCE CONTAMINATION INVESTIGATION
NUDGEE ROAD, BANYO
S5 Environmental regularly provides expertise to Investment and Divestment processes. This early and accurate advice is relevant across all of our disciplines but particularly when it comes to the potential for contaminated soil or groundwater to be present on the subject site.
In a recent example of this, early 2019, S5 Environmental undertook a due diligence contamination investigation for a property that our client was looking to purchase and redevelop for industrial use. The property was listed on the Environmental Management Register (EMR) for the presence of known contamination and a Site Management Plan (SMP) was in place for the management of potential human health risks caused by the known contamination.
Our investigation included a review of the previous site investigation reports and the collection of a number of additional soil samples across the site to further define the area of contamination.
THE SOUTHPORT SPIT MASTER PLAN
Master planning and Optioneering
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
The Queensland Government has recently released The Spit Master Plan after an extensive 18-month master planning process ( https://dsdmipprd.blob.core.windows.net/general/the-spit-master-plan-may-2019.pdf ).
S5 Environmental have proudly provided the Environmental and Ecological expertise to this process as part of the broader consultant team, led by John Gaskell Planning Consultants and Deicke Richards, in developing the Master Plan for The Spit at Southport for the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.
As part of the comprehensive master planning process, S5 Environmental reviewed environmental, ecological and bushfire constraints across the Master Plan Area to gain a greater understanding of potential Ecological opportunities and constraints associated with the Spit’s unique environment. Our observations, findings and recommendations have been considered throughout the assessment and consultation process and incorporated in the Master Plan recently released to the public.
ACID SULFATE SOILS INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN – MAIN BEACH ROAD, PINKENBA
Our client is proposing the construction of a new building at their resource recovery facility on Main Beach Road, Pinkenba. The site sits at 3-4 metre Australian Height Datum (mAHD). Acid Sulfate Soils (ASS) can generally be found at 5 mAHD or below. To ensure development doesn’t disturb ASS during earthworks, an investigation is required to assess the presence of ASS. If actual or potential ASS is identified during the investigation a Management Plan is required to prevent the earthworks releasing acid into the environment.
For the Main Beach Road project S5 Environmental used one of Soil Surveys Engineering’s 4WD mounted drilling rigs. Eight boreholes were drilled across the site with samples collected at regular intervals from each borehole.
LANDFILL GAS RISK ASSESSMENT – FERNY GROVE STATE HIGH SCHOOL, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION QLD
S5 Environmental have recently undertaken Landfill Gas Risk Assessments for new buildings adjacent to landfill sites in the Brisbane City Council Local Government Area. The Risk Assessments completed by S5 looked at the design of the proposed buildings, the gases being generated by the former landfill – methane and carbon monoxide – and the potential pathways for the gases to migrate from the landfill to the new buildings.
REVIEW OF SEDIMENT MONITORING DATA & WET AREA – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, CAIRNS SLIPWAY, BSE MARITIME SOLUTIONS
S5 Environmental were engaged to provide specialist advice on contaminant conditions in sediments around the Cairns Slipway, including changes in contaminant conditions over time resulting from remedial works and ongoing routine dredging. Following the review of sediment quality data, the relevant Environmental Management Plan sub-plans for Dredge Management and Wet Lease Area Management were revised to reflect current conditions and management requirements.
CONTAMINATION SUMMARY & DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS ASSESSMENT, FORMER BRIGGS ROAD LANDFILL, IPSWICH CITY COUNCIL
S5 Environmental were engaged to provide specialist advice on contaminant conditions at the former Briggs Road Landfill, to undertake additional investigations, and to provide advice on redevelopment options, taking into account contamination and environmental constraints. We conducted site investigations, which analysed wastes and soil conditions within the landfill footprint, and then completed an assessment identifying areas suitable for residential and commercial/industrial development.
MASTER PLANNING, DESIGN & APPROVAL OF PROPOSED MOTO CROSS FACILITY, WILLOWBANK MOTORSPORT PRECINCT, MOTORCYCLING QUEENSLAND
S5 Environmental continue to work closely with Motocycling Queensland the peak body for active and recreational riders, to identify suitable locations for expanding recreational motorcross riding in SEQ. At the forefront of these investigations has been the sustainable development and expansion of new and existing facilities. To date we have provided environmental expertise and advice on potential facilities at Willowbank, Wyaralong, Biddaddaba and long term options for the Tivoli track.
CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN, MOUNT VUE ESTATE, MALENY
S5 Environmental was engaged to prepare a Construction Environmental
Management Plan (CEMP) for Stages 5 and 6 of the Mount Vue Rural Residential
Development located on the outskirts of Maleny. The 49 hectare site had been
utilized as grazing land until the staged development of the Mount Vue Estate was
planned and consisted of numerous paddocks, drainage line, waterways and dams.
As part of their Development Approval Conditions as site specific Construction
Environmental Management Plan was required for Stages 5 & 6. S5 Environmental
undertook a number of site inspections, reviewed engineering, landscape and
stormwater management technical reports to gather sufficient data to populate a site
specific CEMP for use during construction.
ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, BUSHFIRE ASSESSMENT AND TREE RETENTION PLAN STAGED REDEVELOPMENT – AMBROSE TREACY COLLEGE
KATE STREET, INDOOROOPILLY
Ambrose Tracy College, formally Nudgee Junior, is a private school in Brisbane’s
Western Suburbs that is expanding from a junior/primary school to a primary and
secondary college. To manage this growth, their Indooroopilly Campus is undergoing
extensive, staged redevelopment over the next 5 years.
S5 Environmental were engaged as the Project Environmental Consultants to assist the Architects and Project Managers in the identification, assessment, and quantification of the environmental attributes within and adjacent to the proposed Stage C works, and to use this information to inform design, layout, and landscape planning for the project.
ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT ADVICE PROPOSED MOTORCROSS PARK
Recreational Moto Cross is growing rapidly throughout SE Queensland and the demand
for suitable and safe facilities to ride reflects the demand. However finding locations for new facilities is increasingly difficult, given the activities inherent impacts. After an extensive search for suitable properties, S5 Environmental were engaged to assist the proponent identify and address potential environmental constraints associated with the development of the Moto Park. S5 Environmental worked closely with the proponent and their design team in the layout and staging of the proposed facility so as to maximize the ride experience, whilst minimizing environmental and ecological impacts associated with the project.
S5 Environmental completed field assessments and prepared a level of environmental supporting documentation to support the Development Application for the proposed Moto Park and have responded to Council Information Requests regarding the potential impacts of the proposal and the proposed use.