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Waste & Resource Management

WASTE & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Our waste & resource management specialists utilise a breadth of international experience and knowledge to deliver bespoke design, operational, construction support, expert review, community consultation and due diligence advice to a diverse range of business, legal, regulatory and government clients.
Our internationally experienced staff provide practical tailored solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations

InSitu Advisory’s experience of the engineering and regulatory aspects of the waste management and resource recovery industry has given our staff a thorough understanding of the inter-related technical, environmental, social and financial issues involved in the design, construction and operation of modern waste handling, treatment and disposal facilities.

We specialise in the following areas:

Waste Strategy and Planning

  • Development Application (DA), EIS, SEE preparation and submission;
  • Facility master planning;
  • Review of existing waste practices and the development of waste management strategies;
  • Waste and resource recovery management solutions including analysis of waste minimisation, collection, treatment and waste disposal solutions.

Waste and Resource Recovery Facility Engineering and Management

  • Site selection, investigation and feasibility studies;
  • Landfill facility design and layout;
  • Resource recovery facility concept and detailed designs;
  • Landfill capping and rehabilitation designs;
  • Closure planning;
  • Construction project management;
  • Technical specification and CQA plan drafting and approvals;
  • Waste facility audits;
  • Facility environmental management and compliance support;
  • Landfill investigations and remediation support;
  • Operations support.

Construction Quality Assurance

  • Construction quality assurance (CQA) engineering support;
  • Site auditing;
  • Materials selection and assessment;
  • Third party peer review;
  • Geotechnical supervision;
  • Reporting, submissions and regulator liaison.
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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.

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.