Guide for Creating Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Contaminated Sites in NSW
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It has been estimated that more than 160,000 sites across Australia are polluted with as many as 75,000 different contaminants. A significant number of these sites are in New South Wales (NSW). Many people may be affected by, or interested in, these sites.
These people include residents living near the site, landowners, officers from local government, or public health, environmental or other government regulatory authorities, and members of interest groups. It has become common practice within NSW to develop stakeholder engagement plans that assists with effectively engaging with these people who are affected by, or have an interested in, a contaminated site, and that specifies activities that will be implemented to manage or enhance engagement throughout the life of a contaminated site.
The guide was developed with the support of a range of organisations that address contaminated sites within the NSW context, including the NSW EPA, NSW local government, Cooperative Research Centre of Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, and the Australian Land and Groundwater Association.
Come and hear from some of the key contributors to the development of this guide as they describe the need, the application, and the future of the Guide for Creating Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Contaminated Sites in NSW
About the speakers:
University of Technology Sydney
Jason Prior is a Professor, Leader of the Healthy Environments Team, the Urban Systems Team, and a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at UTS. As an architect, planner, and geographer, Jason's program of research focuses on urban environments, planning, and health and wellbeing. Jason's program of research focuses on urban environments, planning, and health and wellbeing. This research program has provided practice and policy insights in areas such as: the governance of urban environmental risks, including land and ground water contamination; promoting health and wellbeing through more effective translation of health evidence into urban planning strategies; and improving the governance of controversial urban land uses. His research program is transdisciplinary and has been enabled through productive collaborations with research organisations, government, industry, NGOs, communities and the professions.
Campany and Associates
Barbara is a highly accomplished and well regarded professional who understands the complexities of contaminated land and rehabilitation projects and planning processes. Over her 25 year career in risk communication she has successfully prepared and delivered bespoke engagement programmes for industry and government projects throughout Australia and New Zealand. Barbara was the ALGA industry representative in the development of these guidelines, providing hands-on and practical advice for its application.
CEO and Managing Director
Laureate Professor Ravi Naidu is CEO and Managing Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) and Founding Director of the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Ravi’s work focuses on the remediation of contaminated soil, water and air, and the potential impacts of contaminants upon environmental and human health at local, national and global levels. For more than two decades, Ravi has been a global leader in the move to the now widely accepted ‘risk based’ approach to managing contaminated sites. He has also been a leader in the shift to in situ remediation – cleaning up contamination where it lies, rather than the traditional ‘dig and dump’ approach. Together, these approaches potentially save industry millions, if not billions, of dollars annually and make clean-up far more feasible and effective.