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Oct

19

The essentials of - Environmental Impact Assessments

Article #1

Oct

07

Environmental Audit

Benbow Environmental completed a full environmental audit for a manufacturing facility in Picton, NSW. The purpose of the audit was to assess compliance with the environmental control measures detailed in the statement of environmental effects accompanying the development application.

Sep

27

Noise Monitoring

Benbow Environmental is currently undertaking a number of noise compliance assessments for several industrial sites.

Aug

10

Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health and Safety is vital if a new industrial process is being introduced. Benbow Environmental has assisted many companies to assess the health impact of new processes on the workforce.

Tyre Recycling

Aug

08

Tyre Recycling

Benbow Environmental has prepared detailed Statements of Environmental Effects (SEE’s) for many companies in the tyre recycling industry, including the following recent cases:

Sep

11

ISO Accreditation

Margaret Daniels

A great news story!

Mar

28

Air Impact Assessment for a Mobile Asphalt Plant

Louise Temple

Benbow Environmental prepared an air impact assessment for the development application for a mobile asphalt plant to be based in Nowra. The proposal included delivery and storage of raw materials and recycled asphalt on site, as well as the manufacturing process performed on a modified large mobile vehicle.

Mar

27

Dust and Odour Impact Assessment for a Poultry Farm in Kulnura, NSW

Albert La

An existing poultry farm located in Kulnura NSW, commissioned Benbow Environmental to prepare a dust and odour impact assessment to support the development application to expand their current facilities. The assessments were conducted in accordance with “Approved Methods” guidelines prepared by NSW EPA.

Mar

27

Detailed Assessment For a Proposed Concrete Batching Plant in Rosehill

Albert La

Benbow Environmental has recently been involved in the preparation of detailed assessments for the development of a concrete batching plant in Rosehill. The proposed concrete batching plant has an expected annual production capacity of 150,000 cubic metres of cement per year.

Mar

27

Odour Impact Assessment for a Small Scale Waste Treatment Facility, Pendle Hill

Duke Ismael

Benbow Environmental has recently prepared an Odour Impact Assessment for the proposed waste treatment facility to be located at Pendle Hill, NSW. The facility was designed to accommodate solid and liquid wastes up to 500 tonnes per week, which is equivalent to 26,000 tonnes per year.

Mar

27

Occupational Hygiene Test for Fumes and Dust in Mona Vale

Albert La

Benbow Environmental was commissioned to conduct an occupational hygiene test for fumes and dust for an industrial manufacturing facility producing a wide range of civil products. The purpose of this test was to assist in determining whether there any issues in relation to harmful fumes and particulates from the manufacturing processes.

Mar

27

Health Impact Assessment for the Use of a Fragrance Compound in an Existing Shopping Plaza, Sydney CBD

Duke Ismael

A study was recently completed by Benbow Environmental to undertake a health impact assessment for the proposed use of a fragrance compound in the main lobby of a shopping plaza in Sydney CBD. The assessment was focused on determining whether toxic effects would be expected upon examining the main active...

Mar

27

Air Quality Assessment for a Proposed Quarry at South Maroota

Duke Ismael

AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR A PROPOSED QUARRY AT SOUTH MAROOTAAn Air Quality Impact Assessment was undertaken by Benbow Environmental to determine the potential impacts of the proposed quarry at South Maroota, NSW. The quarry is expected to export 500 tonnes per week of material, to produce high quality stone products.

Importance of Transparency when Preparaing an EIS

Mar

04

Importance of Transparency when Preparaing an EIS

Richard Benbow

IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY WHEN PREPARING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS)Within NSW, the need for designated developments is quite common. Designated developments require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be prepared and, although this may seem to be a daunting process for the developer, Benbow Environmental has over 30 years’ experience...

Feb

27

Premier Music Concerts’ Noise Management

Richard Benbow

Four premier music concerts in vastly different environments present many challenges, one being achieving high enough music noise levels for patrons without causing significant disruption to the amenity of residents.

Feb

19

Environmental Studies Prepared for a Proposed Recyclable Materials Transfer Station

Duke Ismael

A series of studies have been recently completed by Benbow Environmental to assess the impacts of a proposed recyclable materials transfer station.  Materials on site were proposed to be sorted manually.  Demolition of buildings and installation of a weighbridge were also proposed as part of the scope of the studies. ...

Feb

19

Noise and Air Quality Audits for a Concrete Batching Plant

Duke Ismael

Benbow Environmental has recently completed the air quality audits for a recently approved concrete batching plant in South Windsor, NSW.  Benbow Environmental completed the original assessments for the submission of the development application of this site and was pleased to know that it has been approved with conditions that the...

Feb

19

Final Hazard Analysis for a Proposed Milk Processing Facility

Duke Ismael

Benbow Environmental was recently commissioned to prepare the final hazard analysis for a proposed milk processing facility located in Erskine Park, NSW.  Various quantities of dangerous goods were utilised or stored on site, including sodium hydroxide solutions, nitric acid and varying quantities of refrigerants, which have been determined to pose...

Feb

19

Noise, Dust and Odour Impact Assessments for a Proposed Poultry Farm

Duke Ismael

Benbow Environmental has recently prepared the noise, dust and odour impact assessments for the proposed poultry farm to be located in Ingleburn, NSW.  The assessments were conducted in accordance with the “Approved Methods” guidelines and the Industrial Noise Policy prepared by NSW EPA.  The dust and odour impact assessments were...

Feb

19

Dust, Odour and Noise Impact Assessments for an Expansion of an Existing Egg Production Facility

Duke Ismael

A currently operating egg production facility located in Wallacia has commissioned Benbow Environmental to prepare the dust, odour and noise impact studies to support their development application to increase their operations.  The assessments were conducted using the dispersion modelling program AUSPLUME and the noise modelling program SoundPlan to determine the...

Feb

19

We now accept Visa and Mastercard payment!

Monica Contad

Benbow Environmental now has a NEW PAYMENT FACILITY to make it easier for you! We now accept MASTERCARD or VISA payments! Enquire now!Benbow Environmental is a professional service firm providing Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health and Greenhouse Gas Management solutions.We specialise in environmental management and engineering assessments, plans and audits including:•...

Acid Sulfate Soil

Feb

18

Acid Sulfate Soil

Rachel Jie Jiang

What is Acid Sulfate Soil (ASS)?

Jan

30

Occupational Noise Risk Assessment for a Garbage Service Depot

Duke Ismael

A study commissioned by City of Sydney has been undertaken by Benbow Environmental to assess the risks associated with the occupational noise exposure by operators working in a garbage service depot.  A noise sampling program was undertaken, involving the use of both personal and static noise dosimeters.  The assessment concluded...

Jan

15

Hazardous Area Zoning Classification Study at an Existing Engineering Equipment and Solution Products Facility

Duke Ismael

Benbow Environmental has recently completed a study to classify the hazardous area zones for a currently operating Engineering Equipment and Solution Products facility in Smithfield NSW regarding operations for their degassing systems, spray painting operations, storage of combustible liquids and LPG.  The assessment has determined that current practices were considered...

Jan

15

Odour Impact Assessment for a Proposed Small Waste Treatment

Duke Ismael

A study has been recently completed by Benbow Environmental to assess the potential odour impacts from a proposed waste treatment facility to be located in Yennora, NSW.  The proposal includes the operation of a series of holding tanks and a sludge separating system, which has been determined to generate odours...

Jan

15

Contaminant Test at an Office Environment

Duke Ismael

Benbow environmental was commissioned to conduct a nicotine test for a small office environment in Sydney CBD.  As far as understood, the test was required to assist in determining whether there are issues with the current ventilation system installed, with suspicions that the fresh air intake of the ventilation system...

Jan

08

Keeping up with Technology

Albert La

Technology began with the simple conversion of raw materials into something simple. It has evolved at an extremely fast pace, changing the impossible to an everyday norm. The Air Quality Team were invited to the Australian launch of the Palas FIDAS 200 real-time particulate monitor hosted by ecotech.

Christmas Holidays

Dec

03

Christmas Holidays

Monica Contad

Please note that our offices will be closed from Friday, December 20 2013 and we will re-open Monday, January 6 2014.

Oct

22

NSW Bush Fires

Duke Ismael

A document entitled “Planning for Bush Fire Protection” (PBP) has been prepared by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) in 2006 in an attempt to link responsible planning and development control currently being upheld by local and state authorities with the protection of life, property and the environment.  Currently, this...

Sep

19

Clean Technology Investment Program

Duke Ismael

The Clean Technology Investment Program is an $800 million competitive, merit-based grants program to support Australian manufacturers to maintain competitiveness in a carbon constrained economy. This program will provide grants for investments in energy efficient capital equipment and low emission technologies, processes and products.

Aug

21

Benbow Autumn 2013 Newsletter

Benbow Team

Benbow Environmental's Autumn 2013 Newsletter is now available. Click to view the newsletter.

News Alert for Manufacturing Industry

Apr

16

News Alert for Manufacturing Industry

Benbow Team

The Clean Technology Investment Program is a government funded grant to implement clean technologies within your manufacturing facility. The applications window is closing fast, and with elections looming in September it is important that you submit your application without delay.

Mar

07

Summer 2013 Newsletter is now available!

Benbow Team

This Issue focuses on noise and vibration.

Nov

06

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Benbow Team

Benbow Environmental has decided to release the newsletters on a seasonal basis. The Spring 2012 Newsletter is now available! View Online

Mar

02

Earth Hour 2011

Benbow Team

On 8:30pm Saturday March 26, millions of people around the world will unite to show their commitment to protecting our planet by switching off their lights. Earth hour calls on every individual, every business and every community to support the fight against global warming.

Apr

12

Newsletter Updates

Benbow Team

The long awaited Benbow Environmental newsletter for 2010 is up and available in our newsletter section!

Website Updates

Feb

19

Website Updates

Benbow Team

Our website has been updated to include more insight and information about our services. Contents of each of our services page now includes some of our updated newsletter articles, which will be included in the next release of our newsletter.Don't forget to keep an eye out for our updates!