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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 7 August 2014) . . Page.. 2253 ..

(3) When will development commence on the Watson site and what is the expected completion date.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been advised by Shell Australia that the Site Audit Statement for the former Shell Campbell site is expected to be finalised in the latter part of 2014. The consultant for the developer of the Watson petrol station site advises that a Site Audit Statement cannot be issued until the completion of building works at this site, due to the nature of contamination and the mitigation measures that must be built into the building structure.

(2) As advised in my answer to Question No 282 remediation to soil is complete at the Campbell petrol station site. However, additional assessment into whether groundwater remediation is required at the site is ongoing. It is anticipated that this site will be sold for redevelopment on the completion of all required remediation activity. Therefore commence and complete timeframes for the redevelopment of the Campbell site are unknown.

(3) Whilst a decision for the lessee, building works are expected to commence at the Watson petrol station site later this year with completion of construction and issuance of the Site Audit Statement in the latter half of 2015. Occupancy of the site is then subject to the EPA’s endorsement of the findings of the Site Audit Statement indicating that the site is suitable for the ‘as built’ uses.

Environment—former petrol station sites
(Question No 303)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 5 June 2014:

(1) Which of the former petrol station sites in Braddon, Griffith, Higgins, Lyneham, Narrabundah, Watson and Tuggeranong have ground water remediation issues which are still being resolved.

(2) Which of these sites still has hydrocarbon (PSH) product that must be removed before remediation can be completed.

(3) What is the cost of remediation for a site which has ground water issues.

(4) What criteria must be met to ensure that these sites are completed by the timeframes outlined in the answer to Question No 283 which I received on 4 June 2014.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) All of the sites listed in your question have groundwater remediation issues which are being resolved.

(2) EPA records indicate that all of the sites listed are currently free from phase separated hydrocarbon (PSH) product. The service station sites in question are however still impacted by dissolved phase hydrocarbons.

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