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Earthworks Season: Tackling Contaminated Land Issues

Spring is here along with lambs, flowers, and construction season!  That means it’s time to get on with earthworks and get going on building. Of course, you’ve prepared well and have applied for the usual consents and permits. Good work so far, but have you had a land contamination investigation done and do you have a specialist lined up and on call? If not, you could be in for costly delays with consents put on hold by Councils.  You might have been told you need a SQEP (suitably qualified and experienced practitioner) in this case this is a contaminated land specialist who can conduct the required investigations, develop reports to assist with getting your consent application through the system, and help you and your team understand consent compliance conditions.  If you do find yourself in the position where things have gone wrong, having a planner and SQEP with a good working relationship with the