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Clients & Case Studies

Our Clients include:

Quarry Valuations Multiquip

Case Studies:

ValuationWaste & Resource ManagementGeological AppraisalDue DiligenceCorporate Advisory

Transactional Due Diligence on behalf of iQ Renew

Project Name: Due diligence for strategic business acquisition

Client: iQ Renew Pty Ltd

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: 2018-2019

InSitu Advisory was engaged by iQ Renew for a period of approximately five months to conduct extensive and detailed due diligence associated with a target acquisition of a leading resource recovery and recycling business.

This detailed environmental, regulatory and commercial due diligence involved rigorous site inspections to assess the current environmental impacts, conduct operational risk assessments and inspect plant and equipment for valuation purposes.

InSitu Advisory undertook a regulatory and commercial review of each site, making recommendations for improved operational compliance and efficiency. A full Market Valuation exercise was also completed on the operational going concern and fixed assets of the business.

Sale of Shepton Quarrying Business

Project Name: Sale of Shepton Quarrying Business

Client: Central Highlands Regional Council

Discipline: Corporate Advisory – Consultancy Services in Relation to the Sale of Quarrying Business

Date: April 2019

Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) appointed InSitu Advisory to assist with the sale of the Shepton Quarrying business, located near Emerald in Central QLD.

InSitu Advisory assisted CHRC with technical support during the tender process, and managed the prospective purchaser’s inspections of the quarry operation throughout the Expressions of Interest campaign.

InSitu Advisory provided further corporate advisory services to assist CHRC with their deliberations over the formal offers received to purchase the operational going concern, prior to a formal offer being accepted.

Moranbah Quarry Sale

Project Name: Moranbah Quarry Sale

Client: McGrathNicol

Discipline: Corporate Advisory – Quarry Management Advice for Receivership and Administration Purposes

Date: September 2018

McGrathNicol appointed InSitu Advisory to assist with the receivership and sale of MCG Group’s Moranbah South Quarry, located in central QLD.

InSitu Advisory assisted McGrathNicol with an operational assessment of the quarrying facility along with a market analysis, in order to determine the possibility of recommencing operations to facilitate an early sale.

McGrathNicol were appointed Receivers and Managers by Remagen Capital.

Expert Witness for RMS in NSW LEC 2019

Project Name: Monti v. Roads and Maritime Services – NSW Land and Environment Court Proceedings (2019) NSWLEC 11

Client: Roads and Maritime Services

Discipline: Corporate Advisory – Expert Witness

Date: February 2019

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) engaged Darren Herdman of InSitu Advisory to act as an Expert Witness, providing evidence in respect to a quarry resource compulsorily acquired for the purposes of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

Monti, the quarry owners, appealed the compensation initially offered by RMS to the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC) for the resource and land compulsorily acquired. Darren Herdman provided evidence during the proceedings in respect to the quality of the quarry resource sterilised and its market potential.

The LEC found in favour of Darren Herdman’s evidence in that the Monti’s quarry resource was not of a suitable quality and quantity to provide large volumes of DGB20 specified roadbase materials.

Expert Witness for RMS in NSW LEC 2017

Project Name: Apokis v. Roads and Maritime Services – NSW Land and Environment Court Proceedings (2017) NSWLEC 163

Client: Roads and Maritime Services

Discipline: Corporate Advisory – Expert Witness

Date: May 2017

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) engaged Darren Herdman of InSitu Advisory to act as an Expert Witness and provide evidence in respect to a case where quarry land had been compulsorily acquired by RMS for the purposes of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

Apokis, the quarry owners, appealed the compensation initially offered by RMS to the NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC).  Darren Herdman provided evidence during the Court proceedings in respect to the future demand for the quarry resource sterilised by the land acquisition.

The LEC found in favour of Darren Herdman’s evidence, who under cross examination, argued that the depth of the market did not support the Applicant’s claim that future quarry sales from Corindi Quarry were higher than those adopted by RMS when assessing compensation.

Minda Landfill, Windellama

Project Name: Cell 3 Detailed Design, Construction Project Management and Construction Quality Assurance

Client: Hi-Quality Group Pty Ltd

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: January 2020 onwards

InSitu Advisory was engaged by Hi-Quality Group to undertake a detailed design of their proposed general solid waste (non-putrescible) waste Minda landfill in Windellama, NSW.  InSitu Advisory undertook the design in full accordance with the NSW EPA Environmental Guidelines: Solid Waste Landfills, 2016.  EPA approval was achieved after the submission of a detailed Technical Specification, CQA Plan and detailed design drawing set.

InSitu Advisory were also commissioned to provide on-site independent construction quality assurance (CQA) services using experienced in-house specialist engineering staff.

The completed Cell 3 will provide ongoing waste disposal solutions for the region.

Mugga Lane Quarry

Project Name: Mugga Lane Quarry, Concrete Batching & Asphalt Plants and Resource Recovery Facility Annual Rental – ACT

Client: Boral Property

Discipline: Market Valuation – Rent Review Purposes

Date: June 2016

Boral occupy land under a Crown Lease for quarrying, concrete batching, asphalting and resource recovery. InSitu Advisory were instructed by Boral to provide a Market Rent for review purposes and then represent the company at the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal to assist with the determination of the revised annual rent for the property.

InSitu Advisory completed a Market Valuation exercise for each component of the operation and the land occupied as well as assessing the market royalty rate appropriate for the hard rock quarrying activity.

North Bannister Putrescible Landfill

Project Name: North Bannister Putrescible Landfill – WA

Client: SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd

Discipline: Market Valuation – Stamp Duty Purposes

Date: June 2016

InSitu Advisory was engaged by SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd to complete a valuation of their recently acquired North Bannister Putrescible Landfill for Stamp Duty and Taxation purposes.

North Bannister during 2016 was a newly developed putrescible landfill facility that SUEZ had acquired from PerthWaste to replace their South Cardup facility that was nearing completion. The landfill was the subject of a Lease which needed to be valued for stamp duty purposes by assessing any profit rent that benefitted the Lessee.

Beauty Point Sand Quarry

Project Name: Beauty Point Sand Quarry, TAS

Client: Thorne Contracting Pty Ltd

Discipline: Market Valuation – Funding Purposes

Date: January 2017

InSitu Advisory completed a comprehensive Market Valuation report of the Beauty Point Construction Sand Quarry on behalf of Thorne Contracting Pty Ltd. The market valuation assessed the remaining insitu resource and operational going concern. The valuation was required for funding purposes.

The quarrying activity is permitted in accordance with two Mining Leases ML11M/1991 and ML41/1983 with extractive industries taking place on Crown land covering approximately 40Ha. The quarry produces a range of construction sands that is predominantly used for concrete manufacturing in the Launceston region.

Mantina Quarry

Project Name: Mantina Quarry – SA

Client: Mantina Earthmovers & Constructions Pty Ltd

Discipline: Market Valuation – Funding Purposes

Date: May 2018

InSitu Advisory were instructed by BankSA to provide a market valuation of the remaining insitu resource and operational going concern of the Mantina hard rock quarry, situated near Kapunda, South Australia. The valuation was required for funding purposes.

Mantina quarry is one of the largest privately-operated hard rock quarries located north of Adelaide. The quarry currently operates to extractive industry areas working a dolomite resource, producing a range of aggregate and roadbase materials for local and regional markets.

Holcim Northern Territory

Project Name: Holcim Northern Territory Assets

Client: Adelaide Brighton Ltd

Discipline: Valuation – Financial Reporting and Stamp Duty Purposes

Date: November 2017

InSitu Advisory were engaged to undertake a comprehensive post acquisition Market Valuation exercise of the Holcim Australia operational Northern Territory assets for Financial Reporting and Stamp Duty purposes.

The portfolio comprised two operational hard rock quarries located at Alice Springs and Katherine and four concrete batching plant facilities located at Uluru, Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine. InSitu’s report included a detailed asset register of all of the operations fixed assets and buildings.

Johnstone Quarries and Concrete Batching Plant

Project Name: Johnstone Quarries and Concrete Batching Plant Portfolio NSW – Market Value

Client: Johnstone Concrete & Quarries Pty Ltd

Discipline: Valuation – Financial Reporting

Date: April 2018

InSitu Advisory completed a comprehensive Market Valuation exercise of the Johnstone Concrete & Quarries portfolio that comprise Hard Rock, Sand and Gravel Quarries along with Concrete Batching Plants that are located throughout northern NSW.

The project involved the valuation of the resources situated at the quarries, the land and fixed assets at the concrete batching plants, plus the operational going concerns associated with the business. The Market Valuation reports were required for Financial Reporting purposes.

Stapylton Landfill and Resource Recovery

Project Name: Stapylton Landfill and Resource Recovery, QLD – Market Valuation

Client: BMI Group Pty Ltd

Discipline: Valuation – First Mortgage Security Purposes

Date: February 2019

InSitu Advisory were instructed to undertake a Market Valuation exercise to assess the newly developed Stapylton Landfill and Materials Recycling Facility for funding purposes. The site is an historic Boral quarry void that BMI have developed into one of the largest privately-operated putrescible landfill facilities in South East QLD.

InSitu Advisory built a comprehensive Discounted Cash Flow Model that captured the revenues and costs associated with both current and future current cell development to arrive at the Market Value of the voidspace for funding purposes.

Bulla Quarry, Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility

Project Name: Bulla Quarry, Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility, VIC – Market Valuation

Client: Hi-Quality Group

Discipline: Valuation – Financial Reporting Purposes

Date: February 2019

InSitu Advisory was commissioned to undertake a comprehensive Market Valuation exercise to assess the value of the quarrying, landfilling and resource recovery assets and operations situated at Sunbury, Victoria. This facility is one of the largest privately-operated quarry landfills in Victoria and has a complex operational profile, in particular the inert recovery, Category C waste treatment with Asbestos and PCB Contaminated waste receival.

The Valuer’s at InSitu Advisory with their extensive industry knowledge and experience were able to assess each individual component of the operations by constructing a bespoke valuation model that was able to capture and correctly assess this complex asset for valuation purposes.

Lismore City Council: Cell 2B Detailed Design and Construction Quality Assurance

Project Name: Cell 2B Detailed Design and Construction Quality Assurance

Client: Lismore City Council, NSW

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: April 2019 onwards

InSitu Advisory was commissioned by Lismore City Council to undertake a detailed design for their general solid waste landfill cell 2B.  The design incorporates a composite lined leachate barrier including a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) high density geomembrane (HDPE), engineered compacted clay and a leachate collection and extraction system.

InSitu Advisory were also engaged to undertake independent full time construction quality assurance (CQA) and final reporting to ensure the works were undertaken in accordance with the design and NSW EPA requirements.

MH Earthmoving: Bangus Quarry Detailed Design & EIS Preparation

Project Name: Bangus Quarry EIS Preparation & Detailed Design

Client: MH Earthmoving Pty Ltd

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: March 2019 onwards

InSitu Advisory have been  commissioned to undertake an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed general solid waste (non-putrescible) waste facility in south western NSW.  InSitu Advisory, working with a team of specialist experts, are assessing all environmental and social impacts and in the preparation of the EIS.

InSitu Advisory have undertaken the detailed design for the facility and associated infrastructure converting an exhausted quarry into a proposed landfill facility.  The detailed design and CQA Plan are  in full accordance with the NSW EPA Environmental Guidelines, Solid Waste Landfills, 2016

iQ Renew: Compliance Support and Strategic Infrastructure Review

Project Name: Compliance Support and Strategic Infrastructure Review

Client: iQ Renew Pty Ltd

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: Jan – October 2018

InSitu Advisory worked closely with iQ Renew providing operational advice and compliance support for a broad range of facilities including their materials recovery facility (MRF) and secondary glass processing facility.

InSitu Advisory has undertaken a strategic infrastructure review, as well as environmental audit of operations.

Brandown: Cell 5 Design Review and provision of Construction Quality Assurance

Project Name: Cell 5 Design Review and provision of Construction Quality Assurance

Client: Brandown Pty Ltd, NSW

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: June 2019 onwards

 

InSitu Advisory has been commissioned by Brandown Pty Ltd to provide Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) services in respect to the Cell 5 composite lined landfill construction project.  InSitu Advisory’s CQA Engineer is providing day-to-day construction support whilst undertaking the quality assurance and testing requirements to meet the NSW EPA Environmental Guidelines requirements for quality assurance.

 

InSitu Advisory is also providing Brandown with office based engineering support and a detailed design review.

SUEZ: Lucas Heights 1 Landfill

Project Name: Lucas Heights 1 Landfill – Statement of Environmental Effects

Client: SUEZ

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: September 2017

 

InSitu Advisory was commissioned by SUEZ to undertake the preparation of a Statement of Environmental Effects to support a Development Application for the upgrade of a leachate treatment plant by the addition of a further sequence batch reactor.

 

InSitu Advisory, with a team of expert specialist sub-consultants prepared the SEE taking into account key elements such as air, noise and water impacts.

 

InSitu Advisory also produced a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) for the project

Lismore City Council: Cells 1 & 2 Phytocapping Project

Project Name: Cells 1 & 2 Phytocapping Project

Client: Lismore City Council

Discipline: Waste & Resource Management

Date: March 2019 onwards

InSitu Advisory has been commissioned by Lismore City Council to undertake a detailed phytocapping design and CQA Plan as part of the rehabilitation proposals for cell 1 & 2 at the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre.

Phytocaps remove the water from the soil by evapotranspiration, returning it to the atmosphere, and reduce the fugitive emissions of anaerobic landfill gas through diffusion and oxidisation.

Private Client: Tooperang Sand Quarry

Project Name: Tooperang Sand Quarry, SA – Mineral Exploration

Client: Private Client

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Silica Sand

Date: April 2017 onwards

InSitu Advisory was commissioned to undertake a comprehensive mineral exploration and resource assessment in order to assess the vertical and lateral extent of a high quality silica sand.  The project involved exploration using RAB drilling techniques, sampling and laboratory testing.

Three-dimensional computer aided resource modelling using linear and non-linear estimations were undertaken relying on drill hole logs recorded by the InSitu Advisory supervising geologist.  A detailed geological appraisal report was produced that included findings of the drilling, sampling and testing together with resource volumes and tonnage estimates.

Bobbara: Galong Mine Resource Appraisal

Project Name: Galong Mine, NSW – Resource Appraisal

Client: Bobbara Pty Ltd

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Limestone

Date: May 2019

InSitu Advisory were engaged to undertake a resource quality assessment within a high purity limestone mine.  The InSitu Advisory geological team undertook a detailed walkover survey, GPS surveying, resource sampling and coordination of laboratory chemical and physical testing.

Reporting included detailed computer generated pit modelling, resource assessment, laboratory testing result interpretation, geological survey plans and a non-JORC volumetric and tonnage assessment.

SC Lowy: Kaolin Resource Appraisal

Project Name: Kaolin Resource Appraisal, WA

Client: SC Lowy (HK) Ltd

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Kaolin

Date: June 2017

InSitu Advisory undertook a comprehensive mineral exploration and resource assessment in order to assess the vertical and lateral extent of a high purity kaolin.  The project involved exploration using RAB drilling techniques, continuous sampling and laboratory testing for whiteness and brightness.

Three-dimensional computer aided resource modelling was undertaken, using drill hole logs recorded by the InSitu Advisory supervising geologist.  A detailed geological appraisal report was produced that included findings of the drilling, sampling and testing together with estimated resource volumes and tonnage conversions.

Indigenous Business Australia: Geological Assessment – Dolomite

Project Name: Katherine, NT

Client: Indigenous Business Australia

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Dolomite

Date: September 2017

InSitu Advisory were engaged to undertake a resource quality assessment within a high purity dolomite mine.  The InSitu Advisory geological team undertook a detailed walkover survey, GPS surveying, resource sampling and coordination of laboratory chemical and physical testing.

Reporting included detailed computer generated pit modelling, resource assessment, laboratory testing result interpretation, geological survey plans and a non-JORC volumetric and tonnage assessment.

Hanson Construction Materials: Geological Assessment and Reporting – Industrial Minerals

Project Name: Various projects WA

Client: Hanson Construction Materials

Discipline: Geological Assessment and Reporting  – Industrial Minerals

Date: Ongoing

InSitu Advisory provide geological appraisals and assessments of numerous industrial mineral operations, focusing primarily on concrete sand, crushed rock and aggregates.

Our competent geologists (as defined by JORC, 2012) regularly prepare Mineralisation Reports and Supporting Statements for numerous mining lease applications for submissions to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) within WA.