November 2012: Property NSW prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed remediation of the Government properties in Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill. The proponent then lodged the EA with the Department for planning approval.
22 November 2012 – 8 February 2013: The Department invited submissions about the EA during public exhibition.
January 2015: After review of all submissions, Property NSW lodged a response to the submissions (the Submissions Report).
The Department requested further information from Property NSW to fully address the issues raised in submissions. This included the final disposal location for the contaminated material. Since then, Property NSW has been investigating various disposal options – a process which has proven to be quite difficult and complex. Property NSW has had to revise its environmental assessments in the Response to Submissions report to adequately consider different ways to remove the material required in each of the disposal options.
March 2018: The Department is currently waiting for a Revised Submissions Report, addressing the final disposal location and ensuring the environmental assessments address this final option. Once we receive this, we will publish the document on our website and notify relevant newspapers.
We will then make a final assessment of the application and refer it to the Independent Planning Commission for determination.
The Department of Planning and Environment has requested further information from Property NSW to fully address the issues raised in submissions, including information about the final disposal location for the contaminated material. This may require revised technical assessments to address different remediation methods to support the final disposal option.
Once the Department receives the updated information, the document will be made available on our website and notified in relevant newspapers. The Department will then finalise assessment of the application and refer it to the Independent Planning Commission for determination.
The Commission will consider the Department’s recommendation and hold a public meeting to hear the community’s views on the proposal, before making a final determination.
Once a final decision has been made the Department will notify Property NSW, and those who made a submission, of the outcome.
Page last updated: 28/06/2018