Provider of environmental, sustainable engineering and workplace health and safety services, Coffey Environments , has played a key role in ensuring the new Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney is compliant with development consent requirements set by the NSW Department of Planning and the Environmental Protection Authority.
The recently opened, A$200+ million facility is the first private hospital in Australia located on a university campus. The hospital integrates clinical care, teaching, and research and offers world class medical facilities.
Baulderstone, a client of Coffey Environments, was responsible for the construction and fit-out of the hospital. They employed Coffey Environments to conduct an independent audit of contamination investigations, remediation and validation works, undertaken by environmental consultants.
Accredited site auditor in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, and senior principal at Coffey Environments, Tony Scott says that environmental audits are commonly carried out on sites being redeveloped for industrial, commercial or residential use.
"While it is always great to see degraded land put to a better use, it was particularly satisfying completing this audit because the hospital facility will improve the lives of local communities,” says Scott.
Coffey Environments' completion of a Site Audit Report and Site Audit Statement certified the site as suitable for the development of the new university hospital. The environmental audit results allowed Baulderstone to proceed with the fit-out works to enable the hospital to open on schedule.
Environmental Protection Authority audit schemes are run in most Australian states and accredited environmental auditors are require to have a high degree of technical skill and experience. Currently Coffey Environments has one of the largest groups of Environmental Protection Authority auditors in its team of specialists.