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Out-Task Environmental offers specialist environmental consulting services to both private and public sector clients across a range of industry sectors. Our consulting service predominantly revolves around potentially contaminated land site assessments, non-statutory environmental audits and EPA permissions applications & licence compliance (including recycled water / wastewater treatment & reuse).

For land redevelopers, planning agency or other clients, Out-Task Environmental has a proven ability to navigate through the complex environmental regulatory space and successfully solve planning and compliance issues, by cost-effectively leveraging the knowledge and experience of a team of experts with a personalised level of service.

Out-Task Environmental commenced operations in October 2013, and since then we have become a thriving small business and built up a client base in multiple industry sectors across Victoria and interstate.

Key staff include:

Richard Benns
Managing Director / Associate Environmental Scientist
Richard Benns

Almost 20 years’ experience working in the environmental consulting industry in Australia and the UK. Specialises in contaminated land assessment. Also possesses significant experience working as a support team member on 53V and 53X environmental audits.

Proven track record working on numerous large and technically complex sites (including retail, distribution and port / terminal facilities) and projects for a range of clients including large entities such as AGL Energy and Greater Western Water.

Dr. Harry Grynberg
Principal Consultant / Environmental Auditor
Dr. Harry Grynberg

Dr Grynberg is a former EPA auditor with over 46 years’ experience. He has conducted or participated in audits at a wide range of sites including mines & mineral processing sites, oil producing facilities, industrial liquid waste treatment sites, manufacturing sites, transport depots, metal working sites and others. He has led and managed large multidisciplinary environmental project teams. In recent years he has also been assisting clients in the broad area of environmental management. He has been called upon to provide expert technical review and expert witness support in public reviews and VCAT hearings in Victoria.

Mark Wakeman
Principal Hydrogeologist
Mark Wakeman

Extensive experience in hydrogeological investigations, water resource assessment, environmental impact assessments and
project management. Involved in projects throughout the UK and Australia as an environmental regulator (UK), water company hydrogeologist (UK) and environmental consultant (Australia).
Projects include regional and local scale hydrogeological assessments, wellfield development and rehabilitation, groundwater impact assessments as part of Environment Effects Statements (EES), and development of conceptual site models for the Government and manufacturing, oil and gas, landfill, and mining industries.

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