It has been a busy month for the Hunter JO’s Contaminated Land Program with a number of workshops being held. These included:
Contaminated Land Asset Management Workshop
This workshop focused on building the awareness and capacity of council asset management staff to manage contaminated land issues. Initially delivered to Lake Macquarie City Council staff, the workshop will now be offered to other member Councils involved in the Regional Contaminated Land Program.
Asbestos in Soils Workshop
This workshop focused on how to manage asbestos in soils including how to ensure waste is appropriately classified and managed. Importantly, it sought to assist Councils effectively and efficiently manage contaminated land risks through the development application process.
The workshop was attended by staff across a range of roles within Councils, helping to ensure the information provided transcends departmental boundaries and roles.
This event had 40 attendees with representation from all 10 Member Councils. We also had representation from Central Coast Council, Ballina Shire Council, Richmond Valley Council and Lismore City Council. Thank you to Emma Coleman, Qualtest’s Senior Environmental Scientist, for her presentation and expertise at this workshop!