Please join us for a Contaminated Land Management member networking event – our first for 2021.  

This is a critical event as there are many central government policies under review, which will impact CLM practitioners and their clients.  Take this chance to meet with those responsible for drafting the policies, and make the most of the opportunity for you to put forward your positions as to what needs to be changed for the betterment of CLM in New Zealand. 


  • Scott Priestley is Kaiwhakahaere – Manager of the ‘Waste Operations’ Team, which forms part of the Policy and Regulatory Directorate of the Waste and Resource Efficiency Division.  ‘Waste Operations’ includes the: ​Contaminated Land Policy and Te Pūtea Whakaora Wāhi Tāhawahawa – the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (CSRF) Team; and Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Team for the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and associated regulations including the Plastic Bag ban. Scott has 20 years’ experience in operational regulation, investigation and law enforcement across most environmental domains including; biodiversity, pollution, forestry, vegetation and surface and groundwater resources. 
  • Bruce Croucher is a principal Analyst at the Ministry for the Environment. In his 14 years at the Ministry, Bruce has administered the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund (CSRF), collaborated on the development of the National Environmental Standard – Contaminated Land and been involved in the development of the Ministry’s contaminated land guidance. Bruce has also been part of the Ministry’s response to a number of natural and man-made disasters, including the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes and the grounding of the Rena. Prior to joining the Ministry, Bruce worked at Greater Wellington Regional Council and as a contaminated land consultant in the UK.

  • Isla Hepburn is a Senior Policy Analyst for Contaminated Land at the Ministry for the Environment, currently on secondment from her role as a Senior Scientist at Environment Canterbury. She has 16 years’ experience working in the environmental sector, in consultancy, not-for-profit, local and central government. She is known for strategic thinking and taking a collaborative approach to tackling complex environmental problems relating to contaminated land and waste.  At the Ministry she is leading the development of a new strategy for contaminated land, and is also closely involved with contaminated land aspects of resource management reform and the new Waste Strategy.

Scott, Bruce and Isla will be providing an update on MfE’s Contaminated Land work programme, including RM reform, revised CLMG No. 1 & No. 5 and draft HAIL guidance.

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