BOTANY CITY COUNCIL
In support of a Development Application (DA) to Botany City Council, an ASS assessment was conducted to evaluate the potential for Acid Sulfate Soils (ASS) and consider the need for management action to prevent leachate generation during the residential redevelopment of an existing commercial/industrial site.
Through targeted soil sampling, field-based testing and laboratory analysis, ASS were confirmed to be present, which triggered the preparation of a site-specific ASS Management Plan (ASSMP) to inform on the required measures and procedures to be undertaken in the impacted area for the prevention/control of acid leachate generation and the protection of site structures and the surrounding environment.
The ASSMP also included details on focussed soils, surface waters and groundwater monitoring, as well as a description of the contingency procedures to be implemented in the case of failure of the ASS management strategy.
VALUE ADDED / BENEFICIAL OUTCOMES FOR CLIENT:
Achieved consenting authority approval of the DA for the proposed development.