CPD Module 9 - Technical Report Writing and Legal Risks

Course Description: 

This course is split into two sessions, the first being presented by David Lam of Tetra Tech Coffey and Peter Mirkov of Peraco Pty Ltd. This first session will build your ability and confidence in preparing technical reports and avoiding common pit falls.

The second session will be presented by Mark Beaufoy of King and Wood Mallesons and will give you an understanding of key legal risks within the environmental consulting industry and the potential legal consequences. Mark will also focus on the legal context of consultant reports and provide strategies for avoiding legal risks.


Event details: 

Date: Monday 14 November 2022
Time: 8:30am-1:00pm (EAST)
Venue: King Wood Mallesons, Level 27 Collins Arch, 447 Collins St Melbourne
Cost: $290 (incl GST)
Registration: This event is open to ACLCA members only. (Online registrations have closed. If you wish to attend this module, please email Emily at vic@aclca.com.au as we only have a few spaces available)


Who should attend:

This module will target professionals within the contaminated land industry with up to 6 years’ experience.


Mark Beaufoy is a partner at King and Wood Mallesons, specialising in environmental and planning law. He supports clients such as Commonwealth, State and local government, corporations and developers across a wide range of sectors including industrial and consumer, infrastructure, energy and resources, real estate, and agriculture.

Mark has particular experience in the areas of contaminated land and brownfield redevelopment, major project approvals, environmental regulatory compliance, due diligence and environmental and planning litigation. Over the past decade, Mark has written extensively and provided advice to private clients and government on the various inquiries and reviews of the contaminated land legal and policy framework and environment protection laws in Victoria.  Since 2011 Mark has consistently been recognised as a leading lawyer in environmental law by Chambers and in government law, planning and environment law and climate change in Best Lawyers in Australia.

David Lam is a Senior Principal at Tetra Tech Coffey. David is an EPA appointed Environmental Auditor in Victoria and South Australia. David has over 30 years of professional experience in civil and environmental engineering, and has worked across Australia, in the UK and New Zealand.

David has experience in assessment, remediation and auditing of a range of sites, including brownfield redevelopment sites and ongoing industrial facilities where contamination issues are relevant. He has been an active participant in working groups and made written submissions to EPA and the relevant government department in various states, in relation to environmental policy and guidance.

Peter Mirkov is Managing Director and Senior Principal at Peraco Pty Ltd. Peter is an EPA appointed Environmental Auditor with over 30 years of professional experience. Peter has managed environmental services businesses throughout Australia, NZ, Asia-Pacific, the middle East and USA. As the former CEO of Renex, Peter oversaw the design, funding, technology transfer, construction, commissioning and EPA licensing of the Renex Hazardous Waste Pyrolysis Treatment Facility in Dandenong. As CEO of Fluor Daniel GTI and IT Environmental he oversaw the remediation of the former West Melbourne Gasworks Site in Docklands, one of the largest remediation projects ever undertaken in Australia. As an honorary Associate Professor Peter has a 20-year history at lecturing in areas of contaminated land assessment and remediation at the University of Melbourne.

Peter’s technical expertise includes the assessment of contaminated land, remediation of contaminated sites, statutory environmental auditing for property redevelopments, waste management, modelling of contaminated groundwater behaviour and preparation of expert reports for court disputes. 

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