Earlier this month, Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper inspected the Waratah Gasworks Project, which our team is remediating for the Environmental Service Group (ESG) within Property and Development NSW (PDNSW). Minister Kamper said, “Our Government’s priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our communities, which means cleaning up legacy contaminated sites.”
Enviropacific is working towards removing the gasworks contamination across the site, while managing contamination risk and prioritising the safety and health of the workers and the surrounding community.
The plant operated on the land from 1889 to 1926 and much of the structures and waste were buried onsite at its closure. Since closure, the site it has been used for residential purposes. It was not until 2016 that the former use of the site as a gasworks was realised with the NSW EPA declaring the land significantly contaminated.
As a result, our scope involves the demolition of a number of residential properties to access the buried gasworks infrastructure and contaminated soil, as well as remediation of soil below properties not being demolished. Residents are being temporarily relocated for the works with some to construct new houses on their properties after remediation is complete.
Lindsay Killin, our Regional Manager for Remediation NSW/ACT, explains, “This is our 22nd major gasworks project. Our team is also remediating the former Brompton Gasworks in Adelaide and has in the recent past completed the award-winning Fitzroy Gasworks project in Melbourne.
Enviropacific is proud to be part of be another challenging environmental remediation project and ensuring we are living our purpose of creating safer environments and sustainable communities by preventing, stopping and reversing environmental damage.