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[Webinar] MANAGING CONTAMINATED LAND: A legal and Practical Approach to Managing Risk Associated with Potentially Contaminated Land

11 May 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


May 11, 2023

@ 10.00AM – 3.00PM (AEST)

Member fee: $345

Non-member fee: $445

A legal and Practical Approach to Managing Risk Associated with Contaminated Land


Site contamination remains a significant legal and commercial risk for landowners, occupiers, developers including those involved in buying, selling and managing property.

To assist you, the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together with Australia’s leading contaminated land experts have developed this interactive Webinar to provide legal guidance and details of contaminated land obligations and solutions including a practical approach to managing potentially contaminated land.

You will hear an all-round perspective by the experts to assist you in understanding HOW and WHEN actions are required to manage contaminated land risk in order to remain compliant.

The webinar will conclude with an Open Forum to allow delegates to troubleshoot with the experts.

Please refer to the PROGRAM (tab above) for details.


  • 10.00am – 10.05am
    Tina Khoury, CEO, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

    • Welcome
  • 10.05am – 10.10am
    Facilitator:  Kim Maxwell, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

    • Introduction
  • 10.10am – 11.00am
    Stefan Fiedler, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    • Legal guidance for buying, selling, preventing and managing potentially contaminated land, including –
      • Legal perspective on the laws and obligations
      • Overview of the Victorian regulatory framework for contaminated land, including –
        • Key legal issues with the Victorian contaminated land duties (general environmental duty, duty to notify, duty to manage…)
        • Other aspects of the framework including waste management, permissions, pollution, auditing, sanctions and enforcement
    • Q&A
  • 11.00am – 11.10am – TEA BREAK (10min)
  • 11.10am – 12.40pm
    Auditors:  Peter Ramsay, Managing Director AND Andrew Green, Associate, Peter J Ramsay & Associates

    • A Practical Approach to Assessing and Managing Potentially Contaminated Land.  Preventing the Pitfalls for buying, selling, assessing, audithing and remedial options: 
      • Introduction
      • Buying and selling contaminated land
      • Assessing and auditing contaminated land
      • Options for managing land impacted by contamination
      • Case studies (Remediation and Management – Success and Pitfalls)
      • Summary
    • Q&A
  • 12.40pm – 1.00pm – LUNCH BREAK (20min)
  • 1.00pm – 2.00pm
    Gabrielle Guthrie, Principal, Guthrie Legal

    • National update on contaminated land laws for the Commonwealth, NSW, SA, QLD, WA
    • Q&A
  • 2.00pm – 2.10pm – TEA BREAK (10min)
  • 2.10pm – 2.40pm
    Howard Waldron, Director, Lotsearch

    • How to identify environmental hazards before they become a risk
    • Q&A
  • 2.40pm – 3.00pm
    Q&A OPEN FORUM with presenters and delegates
    Note:  Participants are encouraged to bring along issues to troubleshoot with the experts



  • Stefan Fiedler – Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Principal, Guthrie Legal
  • Peter Ramsay – Managing Director & Auditor, Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
  • Andrew Green – Associate, Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
  • Howard Waldron – Director, LOTSEARCH

Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


In association with PARTNERS –

Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
Russell Kennedy Lawyers
Guthrie Legal

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11 May 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm




Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)