UTS Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Management (CSARM) short course series.
The UTS (CSARM) short courses begin in February next year. The course series comprises 5 modules running from February to November and, along with attendance at ACLCA NSW monthly seminars, can help you extend your knowledge base and update your professional skills, and also achieve your CPD goals. Further information about the courses can be found on the UTS website here.
Please note, as members of ACLCA NSW, you are entitled to the discounted rate.
ACLCA NSW Young Achiever Award winner off to Ecoforum!
Congratulations to our Young Achiever Award winner, Cassie Murphy (AECOM) who will be giving her presentation "Decoding Contaminated Land: From Fieldwork to Hydrographs" at the Young Professionals session at Ecoforum Conference in Sydney on Thursday 4th October.
Other ACLCA State Chapter winners also presented during the session.
Winner of the ACLCA NSW Young Achiever Award 2018:
Cassie Murphy, AECOM.
Cassie receives a $500 cash prize and will be attending the 2018 EcoForum Conference and giving her presentation on Thursday 4th October.
Equal Second place (judges awarded these presenters the same score)
Alicia Cronly, Senversa
Nick Dunstan, Senversa.
Changes to the EP&A Act – Planning Certificates
In November last year, the NSW Government passed legislation to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). The changes to the Act commenced on Thursday 1 March 2018. The Department of Planning and Environment have created a Guide to the updated Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
New Approved Contaminated Land Notification Form
The NSW EPA has recently approved an updated Contaminated Land Notification Form (‘Section 60’ form). The form now includes a link to the Duty to Report Contamination Guidelines and requests supporting sources of information. You can download the new Contaminated Land Notification Form here or from the EPA Website.
ANZECC Guideline Update – It is understood that The Australian New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality currently undergoing revision has been approved by the Commonwealth and is currently with State jurisdictions for approval prior to finalisation. Significant changes to water and sediment ecological criteria based on developments in toxicity data and further clarity on the methodology for their derivation are expected. For further information on the protocols for deriving criteria, please refer to https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/LWF/Areas/Environmental-contaminants/Water-and-sediment-quality-guidelines.