Land & Fire Assessments Pty Ltd - Environmental Impact Assessment   Land Contamination

Land Contamination Assessment and Remediation Management


Tony Coyle (LFA Managing Partner) specialises in the field of Contaminated  assessment and management, and has completed the six-unit Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation Management (CSARM) course at the University of Technology Sydney, a course supported by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency and industry

Land contamination assessment and remediation managementTony has over fourteen years of experience in natural resource management and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Southern Cross University.
Paola Rickard (LFA Managing Partner) as a senior environmental planner with over 20 years experience in the industry, provides necessary input into the often-complex planning process associated with contaminated land assessment in NSW (i.e. SEPP 55 - Remediation of Land, Contaminated Land Management Act 1997).

High Quality Expertise

LFA takes a practical approach to each project and undertakes critical review throughout the course of the project.  

Land contamination assessment and remediation management - Interviewing landowner - NSW Northern Rivers
LFA contaminated site assessment process focuses on the following key components

  • Implementation of applicable guidelines - e.g. National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) & EPA guidelines

  • Thorough review of site history and site analysis, the results of which contribute to a Conceptual Site Model (CSM)

  • Recognition of exposure pathways and risks.

RAP and Validation Pt Image- Land contamination remediation management
Examples of contaminated land assessment projects undertaken by LFA include:

  • Tier 1 site investigation, sampling and associated reporting for numerous single dwelling lots, small to large sized subdivision developments and other developments such as disused Railway Station

Remediation Figure- land contamination remediation management
  • Preliminary & Detailed Site Investigation, Remedial Action Plans to Validation sampling and reporting relating to the contamination of soil with lead and arsenic;

  • Tier 1 sampling and reporting relating to the contamination of soil with organotin;

  • Sampling and reporting associated with the decommissioning of underground storage tanks;

  • Contaminated land remediation supervision and monitoring 

Industry Membership and Networks

LFA staff are members of relevant associations (Australasian Land and Groundwater Association – ALGA; Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand - EIANZ) that provide opportunity for regular engagement in forums and regular workshops, training and networking opportunities.