Presented by: Renate Schütte (Project Lab NZ) and Hollie Griffith (Waikato District Council)
TAs are reviewing an unprecedented number of NESCS reports associated with current residential, infrastructure and industry development pressures.
The quality of the reports being reviewed has been reported to be highly variable, ranging from reports that “tick all the boxes” and are also well presented and easily readable, to those that fall well short of meeting minimum requirements.
The purpose of the webinar is to provide some observations and insights into what makes for a NESCS report that not only meets with TA requirements, but also facilitates timely peer review and associated resource consent processing.
This 60 minute webinar will cover:
- Overview of current situation (15 minutes)
- Minimum expected NESCS report requirements (15 minutes)
- The X-factor: suggestions for the ideal NESCS report (15 minutes)
- Q & A (15 minutes)
About the presenters:
Renate Schütte: Renate is an environmental scientist (MSc Chemistry) with a diverse range of experience obtained over 25 years from positions in industry, local government and consulting firms. Her experience includes contaminated land, environmental monitoring and impact assessment, waste management and project management. Renate has undertaken numerous technical peer reviews of consent applications under the NESCS for Auckland Council.
Hollie Griffith: Hollie Griffith has a background in environmental science and management, having graduated from Lincoln University’s Environmental Management and Planning programme. Hollie is currently working at Waikato District Council as their Contaminated Land Specialist and is rapidly gaining expertise in the review and critical assessment of NES Reports.