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  • News

    EVENTS 2019...

    Registration for the following events are not yet open. You will be notified once each event is open for registration in the coming months.

    Tuesday 6 August (TBC), Statistical tools and how to apply them in contaminated site characterisation, AECOM (TBC)
    Monday 19 August, Environmental Protection Draft Regulations (presented by DELWP and EPA), JACOBS
    Thursday 29 August, CPD Module 6: Risk Assessment, WSP
    Tuesday 3 September, CPD Module 7: Auditing and CUTEP, AECOM
    Thursday 17 October, AGM and AfterParty, JACOBS/Saint and Rogue
    Wednesday 30 October, CPD Module 8: Remediation and Management, WSP
    November, CPD Module 9: Technical Report Writing and Legal Risks, Date and Venue TBC




    ACLCA is excited to present our eighth SEMINAR PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY tailored especially for Young Professionals on Thursday 18 July from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at RMIT.

    What is it about?

    Are you a Young Professional (YP – loosely defined as someone with less than 7 years’ experience)? If the answer is YES, then WE NEED YOU!
    ACLCA is preparing an exciting event, where YP’s have the opportunity to deliver a short (10-15 mins) presentation, in front of CLM industry peers (ACLCA members).
    This opportunity will help you develop confidence in public presentation and get your name known in the industry. These can be important factors in developing a successful consulting career.
    The seminar opportunity will assist with honing your skills in delivery of a HIGH IMPACT presentation - consistent with a strategy for winning work or instilling confidence in regulators or clients.
    GREAT PRIZES will be awarded to the top three participants, based on decisions made by our industry judging panel!
    1st: $1000 Cash Prize and…*Sponsorship to attend and present at the 2019 Clean Up Conference in Adelaide*
    2nd: $500 Cash Prize
    3rd: $250 Cash Prize
    A great evening of presentations and networking opportunity.
    For the Presenters

    How will it work?
    Expression of interest and email submission of abstracts due Friday 21 June 2019
    Presenters announced on Thursday 11 July 2019
    Presentation evening on Thursday 18 July 2019

    Note: Presentation topics may be technical in nature but you needn’t be an expert on the topic, nor have all of the answers to have a go!  Please ensure some alignment to CleanUp themes.
    What do we need you to do?

    Submit your expression of interest, along with a very brief abstract (basic outline of your intended topic) using the contact details below. The number of presenters for the night will be limited to around six. ACLCA will notify presenters of acceptance of their abstract and any further requirements.
    For the Audience

    Presentation topics will be based on a range of technical or otherwise, industry related topics.  Drinks and nibbles will be provided at the end of the presentations, providing opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues and possibly have a chat with our presenters. 

    General order for the event:
    Presentations 530 – 700 pm - RMIT (Building 80, Level 11, Theatre 10)
    Drinks and nibbles 700 – 830 pm – The Oxford Scholar (427 Swantson St Melb)
    This event is FREE to attend and open to all ACLCA member companies and their employees. Please remember to register early via the ACLCA events page as places will be limited.

    For further information, please contact Monika Janiak:
    Ph 03 8687 8214

    Revised Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Freshwater and Marine Water Quality 

    Revision of the Guidelines

    The Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality, (previously known as ANZECC 2000) were recently updated. The revision of the Guidelines was a joint project of the Australian and New Zealand and Australian State and Territory Governments (ANZAST). The guidelines can be found at

    Key revisions include:

    • The water quality management framework has been expanded and strengthened, including the development of conceptual models for natural systems.
    • Information on recreational and drinking water has been removed as the water quality and health guidelines already cover these topics (Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 and Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water 2008).
    • Ecosystem information specific to regional location has been updated to provide for improved targeted biological assessment.
    • Guidance on cultural and spiritual values of water resources is now incorporated in the Guidelines.


    Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018

    The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 provides the foundation for a transformation of Victoria’s environment protection laws and Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA).

    More information about the Bill, including an informative 5-page Fact Sheet explaining the major changes, is available on DELWP’s website. 


    ACLCA Funded Project - PFAS in Groundwater 

    In 2017 ACLCA funded a project conducted by RMIT University to investigate sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to groundwater west of Melbourne, Australia.

    The project investigated wastewater impacted groundwater in the Werribee Irrigation District and groundwater adjacent to legacy landfill sites in Newport and Sunshine. The results of the findings of the investigations in the Werribee Irrigation District were published in Science of the Total Environment Journal in an article titled “Investigating recycled water use as a diffuse source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to groundwater in Melbourne, Australia”. It can be downloaded for free until 11 September 2018. If you would like the link for free download please email Emily at ACLCA. 

    A complete report also detailing the findings of the landfill PFAS investigations will be available later in the year.

  • Focus Areas

    ACLCA Victoria is looking for members to join our Focus Areas

    Key Areas: Membership and Ethics, Regulatory Affairs and Audit, Continuing Professional Development and our newly proposed Remediation Focus Area Committee. 

     The benefits of joining an ACLCA FA include:

    • Contribute to improved industry performance. 
    • A great way to develop your career, industry profile and professional network.
    • Contribute to your Company’s industry profile.
    • Enhance your technical knowledge, confidence amongst peers and connection to key industry stakeholders.
    • Gain CPD recognition.
    • All meetings are catered for by ACLCA so you can enjoy a drink and a meal with colleagues and friends with similar interests. 

    There is an ACLCA FA to suit most interests – with varying level of input required.

    It would be great to see a few new faces in the mix.

    To read up on what each FA does check out our FA page

    Please email Emily with your EOI at