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Environmental Plans

Waste Management Plan (WMP)

Benbow Environmental are highly experienced in providing advice regarding waste, including design of waste management facilities, resource recovery facilities and landfills.  In addition, we assist businesses with:


  • Waste avoidance and reduction initiatives;

  • Develop waste minimisation programs and management plans;

  • Prepare waste assessment reports to support development applications;

  • Undertake waste audits;

  • Advise on classification and management of waste; and

  • Prepare Landfill Environmental Management Plans.

Environmental Audit

Environmental auditing is recognised as a vital step in the management of environmental issues. Benbow Environmental’s team of qualified, experienced environmental auditors can undertake a range of audits. Our audit reports offer much more than a simple compliance statement by providing risk assessments, corrective actions, pragmatic and best practice recommendations to assist in managing environmental issues. We undertake the following types of audits:


  • Compliance Audits including environmental and dangerous goods audits;

  • Management audits to verify whether stated objectives are being met such as audits of businesses’ environmental management system or plan; and

  • Functional audits such as for water and energy.

Environmental Management Systems and Plans

Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) provide a framework so that operations can be undertaken with environmental aspects and impacts of site activities in mind to minimise the potential to cause environmental harm. Effective implementation of an EMP can provide many benefits including:


  • Reduction in the consumption of energy and raw materials resulting in cost savings;

  • Reduced waste generation, again providing cost savings in waste disposal or management fees;

  • Lower distribution costs; and

  • Improved corporate image.


Our EMPs are prepared using the international standards AS/NZ ISO 14001:2016, Environmental Management Systems – Specifications with guidance for use and AS/NZ 14004:2018, General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques.


Perhaps the simplest explanation of the AS/NZ ISO 14001 environmental management system approach is to achieve a continual cycle of improvement in managing environmental matters. Implementation of an EMP enables this to happen in practice.

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