Engaging a contaminated land auditor

Auditors for contaminated land independently evaluate the contaminated land investigation document prepared by suitably qualified persons and certify the document when it meets the regulatory requirements.

Auditors also issue compliance permits for specific high-risk land use changes.

When is an auditor required?

All contaminated land investigation documents submitted to us on or after 30 September 2015 must be certified by an approved auditor. Contaminated land investigation documents include:

  • site investigation report
  • validation report
  • draft site management plan or draft amended site management plan.

The auditor's certification must verify that the contaminated land investigation document has met the regulatory content requirements which include a statement of uses or activities for which the site is suitable.

Auditors are experts who can provide advice during a project about the environmental standards which must be met when dealing with contamination.

When should I engage an auditor?

Auditors should be engaged at the beginning of the project to clarify the requirements. Early communication between you, the suitably qualified person and the auditor will promote better outcomes and help avoid the potentially costly situation where works completed by a suitably qualified person are subsequently found by the auditor to be insufficient or inappropriate.

Where do I find an approved auditor?

Approved auditors for contaminated land are:

Andrew Nunn
Level 3, 32 Turbot Street,
Brisbane, Qld 4000
(07) 3211 5350

Benjamin Wackett
Cavvanba Consulting
Level 8, Corporate Centre 1, 2 Corporate Court
Bundall QLD 4217
0488 225 692

Brad May
Epic Environmental Pty Ltd
193 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000
0400 497 512

Bryden Tiddy
Coffey Services Australia Pty Ltd
Level 1, 436 Johnson Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
03 9290 7139
0409 400 219

Christian Atkinson
Environmental Advisors Pty Ltd
2/66 Jessica Boulevard
Minyama Qld 4575
0403 363 011

David Gregory
Geo-Logix Pty Ltd
0401 307 890

Damien Morris
GHD Pty Ltd
145 Ann St
Brisbane QLD 4000
07 3316 3415

Geoffrey Michael Byrne
Niboi Consulting Pty Ltd
245 Robert Road, Bentley Park
Cairns QLD 4869
0432 751 104

Ian Gregson
GHD Pty Ltd
Level 3 GHD Tower
24 Honeysuckle Drive
Newcastle NSW 2300
02 4979 9999

Jean Paul Pearce
Australian Environmental Auditors Pty Ltd
2/181 Halifax St
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8223 3488

Jim Soltau
Jim Soltau & Associates
2846 Moggill Road
Pinjarra Hills, QLD 4069
07 3202 6229
0418 880 293

Marc Salmon
Easterly Point Environmental Pty Ltd
Unit 1, 64 Kingsley Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
02 6685 6681

Mark Stuckey
Environmental Earth Sciences Pty Ltd
PO Box 3207
Newstead QLD 4006
07 3852 6666

Philip Sinclair
Coffey Services Australia Pty Ltd
Level 1, 436 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067, Australia
03 9290 7000 (reception)
03 9290 7105 (direct)
0403 242 475

Phillip William Hitchcock
Australian Environmental Auditors Pty Ltd
Level 1, 14A William Street
Raymond Terrace NSW 2324
08 8223 3488
0418 761 814

Robin Wagland
MACH1 Environmental Pty Ltd
PO Box 3028
Ashgrove QLD 4060
07 3366 7702
0420 931 207

Trevor Lloyd
Lloyd Consulting Environmental Services Pty Ltd
30 Heather Street
Wilston QLD 4051
07 3352 7300

Vanessa Bryant
Level 25, 108 St Georges Tce
Perth 6000
0419 951 532

Warren Pump
Environmental Resources Management Pty Ltd (ERM)
Level 6, 99 King Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9696 8011
0419 209 690

Auditor qualifications and oversight

Auditors must conduct audits in a manner which is independent and protects human health and the environment. They must comply with the conditions of their approval and renew their approval at the end of the approval term.

We are committed to ensuring auditors carry out their role appropriately and environmental standards are upheld.

For further details about the principles and standards of conduct that auditors must adhere to refer to the Queensland Auditor Handbook for Contaminated Land Module 4: Code of professional conduct (PDF, 80KB) or find out how to make a complaint about an auditor.