Infrastructure Advisory Services

The EPA has established a panel of expert contractors to provide free advice on infrastructure and procurement. This advice is available to recipients of grants in the following infrastructure programs.

Available on request, these advisory services provide council and private grant recipients with guidance, coaching, and critical feedback on procurement processes and documents. Grant recipients may also use the advice to help them overcome project challenges or issues.

What issues can this advice address?

The EPA's Infrastructure Advisory Services can support grant recipients on a wide range of issues, including but not limited to

  • landfill – advice on planned environmental improvements, design and site layout
  • conversion of small landfills into transfer stations – advice on design and site layout
  • transfer stations – advice on design, site layout and traffic management
  • landfill closure – advice on how to prepare or review a site closure plan
  • weighbridges – advice on design, installation and traffic management issues
  • incorporation of community recycling centres or other infrastructure – advice on scope, design and site layout

Types of advisory services

The advisory services available include

  • procurement, economic and financial – peer review of planning approaches, or critical review of project timelines and risk plans
  • planning and licensing – guidance on environmental protection licensing or development application procedures, or assistance in overcoming unforeseen planning and licensing issues
  • technical and engineering – review of the design of infrastructure and civil works, or advice on equipment purchasing
  • compliance – advice to ensure compliance with legislative and policy requirements
  • general/other – advice to overcome particularly challenging problems that require additional assistance or do not fall within the categories listed above

How to request advice

The EPA will review advice requests, and notify you if your request is approved. Hours available are subject to EPA review.

For more information on the EPA's Infrastructure Advisory Services, contact:

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