Geotechnical Assessments & Landslip Risk Assessments for Erosion Management Overlay

If your property is subject to Erosion Management Overlay (EMO), depending on what you intend to build, you may need a planning permit to build or further develop your property. Reporting for EMO’s is usually a two-stage process. In some instances depending on your site and intended development, only one stage is sufficient.

Stage One is called a Geotechnical Assessment, this is where your engaged geotechnical consultant inspects your site and assesses your conditions and soil profile. This investigation is conducted in great detail and covers everything a standard soil test – site classification report – does and more; you will not need to get a soil test completed additionally. If no hazards or items of concern are identified Stage One may be all that is required to meet your council’s requirements. However, if hazards are identified or automatic trigger site characteristics are found onsite you may need to progress to the second stage of assessment.

Stage Two is called a Landslip/Landslide Risk Assessment. This is where likelihoods, consequences and risks are evaluated for the hazards your site may have. From this we can propose mitigation measures to reduce or manage the risks associated with your development.

Rest assured knowing that your site investigation will be undertaken by a qualified engineering geologist with relevant local experience when you choose Smolders Geotechnical.

Smolders is fully insured with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, and we comply with all relevant Australian Standards and AGS Guidelines.

We can help you meet your planning requirements, and will make recommendations on how your development can be built so it does not pose risk to people, property or the environment. We hold the required Chartered professional status to sign off on declarations for Council planning requirements.

We also deliver a full suite of other Geotechnical services and testing.

All works completed by qualified professional Engineering Geologists

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