Our multidisciplinary capabilities and holistic approach make us experts at delivering solutions that are practical, innovative, and effective in balancing sustainability with financial goals.

Any work we do ultimately impacts people, so we take this responsibility seriously. At Eliot Sinclair, sustainability is a core ethos with three focuses - environmental and ecological; economic; and the enhancement of social and cultural values.

Our environmental science team are experts at helping reduce environmental risk on your subdivision or site remediation project, and provide methods to enhance and restore environments. We specialise in assessing the potential for soil contamination on residential, industrial and land development projects; following established, proven systems and using a variety of leading-edge technologies. Where it is identified, we work closely with you to find solutions that minimise future risk in a cost-effective manner, in accordance with legislative requirements.

We also have cross over in collaborating with our landscape architects to restore waterways and advise on how to improve its ecological health through careful, sensitive design. We have many years’ experience providing these services for various corporate organisations, land developers, insurers, private owners and Councils that has enabled our staff to become environmental solution experts.

To further enhance the success of each project, we are also able to call on the multidisciplined skillsets of our many other in-house experts in planning, surveying, engineering, and landscape architecture.

With offices in Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, Wānaka, and Hokitika, our environmental services are available for projects throughout the South Island.

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Our environmental science services

  • Pre-purchase assessment reports

  • Preliminary Site Investigation Reports (PSI)

  • Detailed Site Investigation (DSI)

  • Remediation Action Plans (RAP)

  • Advice on remediation/disposal of contaminated materials

  • Ecological reporting

  • Mitigation and restoration plans (including collaborating with our Landscape Architects to produce site specific planting plans)

Our team can help you navigate your way through the Ground Contamination Assessment process, read more about what this process involves here.

Our experts

Nick Harwood

Nick Harwood

Principal | Geotechnical Engineer

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Philippe Dumont

Environmental Scientist

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