CLM Webinar: Glen Innes Service Station Fuel Loss case

Wednesday 21 August, 12pm - 1pm on Zoom

Free for WasteMINZ members and $49 plus GST for non WasteMINZ members

Most of the contractors involved with the upgrade of a service station in Glenn Innes in 2007 were initially prosecuted by legacy Auckland Regional Council because of a fuel loss from the underground petroleum storage system. Following a lengthy court case and subsequent appeal several of the contractors had their enforcement overturned. 

The commercial, professional, and personal implications for the several of the companies and individual staff members involved with the case was significant. 

Simon Hunt was intimately involved with the case over a period of 2-3 years. While the practices associated with the investigation and upgrade of service stations have changed since this incident, many of the insights and learnings associated with the case and way in which contaminated land work was undertaken are as relevant today as they were in 2007. Simon will share his thoughts and insights on this case.


Simon Hunt has over 30 years of international environmental experience gained in consulting and the oil industry. He is an owner and a technical director of EHS Support New Zealand Ltd and holds a BSc Hons in Geology and a Masters in Environmental Technology from the UK, he is a Chartered Geologist and Certified Environmental Practitioner-Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP-SCS). Simon has been involved in writing many of the New Zealand contaminated land guidelines and currently serves on the SEAC Committee overseeing the CEnvP-SCS.    


12.00 - 12.05pm - Opening and welcome facilitator of the session Stephen Thomson (WSP)

12.05 - 12.45pm - Presentation Simon Hunt

12.45 - 12.55 - Q&A session facilitated by Stephen Thomson

12.55 - 1.00pm - Close off by Stephen Thomson