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  • NPG Q & A with Contaminated Sites Auditors

    Thursday, 07 September 2017 WA

    Brought to you by ACLCA-WA NPG.

    (Please note this is an ACLCA-WA member company event only)

    We are pleased to announce that the 2017 NPG Q&A session will be held with Western Australian Contaminated Sites Auditors Ivan Kwan (Golder Associates) and Vanessa Bryant (Senversa). These forums are an excellent chance for young professionals to engage with the Auditors in an informal setting. This is your opportunity to ask the questions you’re too worried to ask in the workplace!

    The Q&A session will cover topics such as common mistakes the Auditors pick up on in our reports and during field audits, navigating your way through changing guidance, and much more. Please come armed with your own questions.

    Food and drinks will be provided, and please note that the event is FREE to attend!

    When: Thursday 7th September, 4:30pm nibbles, drinks and networking for a 5pm session start.

    Where: Golder Associates, Level 3 / 1 Havelock Street, West Perth

    RSVPOn or before 24th August via reply to this invitation or to [email protected]


    Please ensure that you RSVP by the date indicated above to ensure that we allow for sufficient catering, and please indicate whether or not you have any dietary requirements.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Sarah McNab (GHD)

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  • Paul Turner Scholarship Winter Fundraiser 2017

    Friday, 7 July 2016 WA

    Come and join us for an evening of entertainment, fun and raffle prizes to raise funds for the Paul Turner Student Scholarship at the West Australian Rowing Club.

    Download flyer for registation and details.

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  • April Meeting 2017

    Wednesday, 12th April 2017 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Host company: Coffey Environments

    Where: 53 Burswood Road, Burswood

    Contact: Cameron Baldock

    Presentation title: Contaminated sites and community engagement.  It's only a matter of trust!

    Presentation by: Paul McLeod, Risk Communication Australia

  • NPG Easter Sundowner - Thursday, 06 April 2017 from 5.30pm

    Thursday, 06 April 2017 WA

    The Novice Professional Group's (NPG)will host a Sundowner on Thursday, 06 April 2017

    Please come and join us during the first week of April for a Sundowner and BBQ in Kings Park! Food and drinks will be provided on the night, so please RSVP for catering purposes. Let us know if there are any dietary requirements as well, and we’ll do our absolute best to cater for you. 
    We’ll be meeting at the Pines Picnic Area, which is just off Fraser Avenue and close to car parking facilities and public transport. Bring along a picnic blanket and a jumper (in case it gets a bit chilly).
    Hope to see you all there!
    Sarah McNab
    NPG Chair

    rsvp: [email protected]

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  • March Meeting 2017

    Wednesday, 08 March 2017 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Host company: Western Environmental

    Where: Level 3, 25 Prowse Street, West Perth

    Contact: James Gibson

    Presentation title: Resarch project in the field of geochemistry / acid sulphate soils

    Presentation by: Nian Xu, post-grad researcher UWA

  • February Meeting 2017

    Wednesday, 8th February 2016 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 08 February 2016

    Host company: ERM

    Where: Lvl 4, 5 Mill Street, Perth

    Contact: Ed Dennis

    Presentation Title:

    Approaches to environmentally responsible disposal of chemicals from illicit drug manufacture in remote and non-secure environments


    Paul Newell

    Please note:  Paul Newell will be providing the presentation in his private capacity and this presentation is not related to his role or position at DER.

  • December Meeting 2016

    Wednesday, 14 December 2016 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

    Host company: AEA

    Where: 813 Wellington Street, W. Perth

    Contact: Shandel Coleman

    Presentation Title:

    Living on a landfill. A West Australian test case.


    Shandel Coleman and Stuart Thurlow of AEA

  • 17/11/16 - Auditors Drinks and Paul Turner Scholarship

    Thursday, 17 November 2016 WA

    Auditors Drinks Download invite

    Come and meeting industry colleagues and friends at the 'Auditors Drinks' social event following DER Auditors meeting

    At: Rooftop, GHD Offices, 999 Hay St, Perth

    On: Thursday, 17 November 2016

    From: 5.00pm to 9.00pm

    Drinks and canapes provided

  • October Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016

    Wednesday, 12th October 2016 WA

    When: Wednesday, 12th October 2016

    Host Company: Gemec

    Where: WSP, Level 5, 503 Murray Street, W. Perth

    Contact: George King (9489 4316)

    Presentation 1:

    Presentation Title: Assessment of groundwater methane sources at gas exploration sites

    Presented by: Nicolo Jelovsek, Gemec

    Presentation 2:

    Presentation Title: PFAs

    This presentation addresses all of these issues and in particular discusses current analytical practices together with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 with respect to measurement uncertainty and metrological traceability.  These latter two requirements are not widely understood by end users of the data produced by environmental laboratories conducting PFAS analyses.  The use of isotope dilution liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) will be discussed for the analysis of waters, soils, sediments and biota, as will total oxidisable precursor (TOP) analysis and total organic fluorine (TOF) assay.

    Presented by: Dr. Robert Symons, EuroFins

    Presentation 3:

    To be confirmed

    Presented by: Andrew Miller, DER

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  • Christmas Quiz Night 2015 - Winners are 360 Environmental


    A great night was had by nearly 200 members of the Western Australian contaminates sites industry including member companies, and guests from supplier companies and laboratories.

    A big thank you to the NPGers for organising especially Carrie Gorman and Madeline Bergmeier, and for the sponsors who donated prizes including ECO Environmenta, ALS, MPL, EnviroLab, InSite, DPP.

    The pressure is now on all other members to beat two year in a row winners 360 Environmental and InSite Remediation

  • Presidents address to NPG - August 2015


    Novice Professional Committee Members,


    On behalf of the ACLCA, I would like to show my gratitude and congratulate Madam Chairman and the rest of the NPG Executive Committee for your efforts so far this year.  I have been encouraged by your dedication, commitment and enthusiasm since the inception of the NPG in February and long may it continue.  We are now moving towards the business (…and fun) end of the year in the ACLCA Calendar with the Social Events ramping up, which obviously need to be organised.


    First up in September, will see your inaugural event as an Official Committee with the upcoming Question and Answers session with Representatives from the Department of Environment Regulation – this will be an invaluable opportunity for you to network with the DER in an informal setting and learn from their wealth of experiences.  The DER A/Manager, Contaminated Sites and a Principal Contaminated Sites Officer have already confirmed they will be attending.  I am hoping this could become an annual event going forward, so get your questions ready!


    October sees the ACLCA Annual General Meeting (AGM), when the new Executive Committee in WA will be elected into Office for the 2015 – 2016 year.  The Executive Officer is currently trying to secure some high profile presentations for this event, this is one not to be missed and hopefully we will have more news on the Presenters and topics in the near future. 


    In November we have the Paul Turner Scholarship Awards (  The Paul Turner Scholarship is awarded to students undertaking projects or major assignments in the field of contaminated land or sites management, and commemorates the contribution of one of Western Australia's respected industry members, Paul Turner, who passed away in November 2010.  The event is attended by member company consultants, Contaminated Sites Auditors, members of the Department of Environment Regulation contaminated sites branch, members of the Departments of Water and Health, thus affording opportunity for student finalists the opportunity to network and socialise and discuss potential future career pathways.  The event is followed by “The Auditors Drinks”  and it will give you guys access to the Who’s Who in our Industry here in WA and Nationally.


    We round it all off in December with the Christmas Quiz at the Oxford Hotel in Leederville, the highlight of the ACLCA Social Calendar, where consultants from all of the member companies go head to head to compete to be crowned Consultancy of the Year (…at table quizzes!).  There are usually 130 – 140 consultants in attendance and it is always a good night with great prizes from our suppliers and sponsors.


    I hope to see you all at the Q&A Session next month, it is your night, so make the most of the opportunity and enjoy yourselves. 


    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.


    Thanks again, you should be proud of yourselves.


    Kind regards




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