Join us for the second Contaminated Land Management member networking event of 2019.  There will be two very diverse presentations; one from Z Energy Ltd and the other from the Ministry for the Environment, followed by a panel discussion on industry collaboration with government.  We will provide the food and drinks! 

Our thanks to Martin Robertson from Z Energy Ltd for kindly providing our networking venue. 

Presenters:

  • Emily Moon, Legal Administrator at Z Energy Ltd:
    • Disempowered but not Powerless: Effective use of community pressure in resolving resource consent issues.  Time and time again, the public has acted as a voice for the environment; in appeal, submission and protest. Yet the Resource Management Act is operating under a facade of “community involvement”. Public rights to appeal or submit are widely unavailable – only the ability to email, discuss and generate pressure remains. Community pressure has proven to be an effective alternative – as exemplified in a battle between a Wellington landfill and some passionate recreational trail users.
      • Compliance with consent conditions, yet still insufficient environmental protection
      • Lack of opportunities for community involvement under RMA
      • Effective use of public pressure to generate a result
  • James Mitchell, Senior Analyst, Natural & Built System at the Ministry for the Environment:
    • Collaborating and partnering to create good contaminated land guidance
      • Present resourcing limitations and the workload required to produce sound and usable guidance in the context of New Zealand contaminated land
      • Potential for harnessing the available talent pool, and partnering with industry, regulatory and public users to produce effective guidance

Panel discussion:

  • Industry and Government collaboration on environmental guidelines and policy facilitated by Martin Robertson, Environmental Manager, Z Energy Ltd
    • Panellists:
      • James Court, Country Portfolio Manager – Remediation Management, BP Oil New Zealand Limited
      • Dave Bull, Contaminated Land Specialist and Director, HAIL Environmental
      • Kevin Tearney, Principal Consultant, Jacobs New Zealand Limited
      • Kim Wepasnick, Senior Portfolio Manager, Land Information New Zealand

RSVP now!  Spaces are limited.