Central Energey Trust Arena Redevelopment – Palmerston North

Client:  Palmerston North City Council
Date:  2018 – 2020

As part of the $17.1 million upgrades to the Central Energy Trust Arena (CETA), we were engaged to provide advice on contaminated land matters and the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NESCS). 

A preliminary site investigation (PSI) was initially undertaken. The objectives were to determine the activity history across the 15.8 ha property and produce a report to assist with project planning, particularly concerning the NESCS.  The report confirmed that the NESCS did not apply to most of the property, enabling Palmerston North City Council to begin construction in these areas.

We subsequently carried out a detailed site investigation, targeted at redevelopment works in the southern part of the property.  In addition, an underground fuel tank was removed following NESCS requirements.  The report confirmed that the investigated areas were suitable for the proposed use, confirmed the consenting requirements under the NESCS and supported the resource consent application.

We were retained to produce a Site Management Plan (SMP) which was used to ensure that excavation, disturbance and handling of soils in the redevelopment zones were managed to protect human health, the environment and to meet resource consenting requirements.

Key Aspects:

  • Contaminated land assessment
  • Preliminary site investigation
  • Detailed site investigation
  • Site management plan
  • Resource Management NESCS Regulations 2011
  • Suitably qualified and experienced practitioners

Client:  Palmerston North City Council
Date:  2018 – 2020


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