NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Hunters Hill Remediation

The NSW Government announced in April 2021 the determination of a proposal to clean up contaminated land at Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill.

Central to the determination is an agreement to transport all contaminated material from Nelson Parade to a licensed facility in the United States of America.

Read the media release


The Hunters Hill Remediation project relates to three Government owned properties at 7-11 Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill. The properties are contaminated as a result of previous industrial activities that operated on the site in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Property NSW had previously proposed to excavate the contaminated soil and transport it to a licensed landfill at Kemps Creek in Western Sydney. Following substantial community opposition, Property NSW undertook further investigations into alternative disposal options, which was outlined in a final Preferred Project Report (PPR) 2020.

Read the report

The new approach proposed by Property NSW includes:

  • excavating all contaminated material from the site and loading it into sealed international packaging bags and then shipping containers
  • exporting the waste to a licensed facility in the United States of America for final disposal.

The remediation project is expected to take up to 12 months in total. Works are scheduled to commence in 2021 and includes site preparation and remediation works, with the transport of material from the site taking up to four months.

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Page last updated: 12/10/2022