The Preferred Project Report proposes to encapsulate the low-level radiological material on-site within two purpose-built cells on 9 Nelson Parade. The material containing petroleum hydrocarbons and heavy metals would be treated and disposed off-site at a licensed waste facility. No material would be sent to the waste facility at Kemps Creek.
Property NSW is planning further consultation with the community regarding final use of the site following the completion of remediation. This may include public open space.
November 2012: Property NSW prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed remediation of properties in Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill. The proponent then lodged the EA with the Department for consideration.
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.
2015 – 2019: 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 assessment during this time to adequately consider potential on-site impacts associated with changes in remediation methods.
June 2019: The Department received Property NSW’s Preferred Project Report (PPR) and published it on our Major Projects website. A public notification period to collect feedback on the PPR closed on 26 July 2019.
The Department will consider the issues raised in all submissions – including those received during the original exhibition period as well as the public notification period – as part of our detailed assessment of the application. The Department will also consider the technical aspects of the remediation project in detail.
We will then finalise our assessment of the application and refer it to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for final determination.
The IPC will consider the Department’s recommendation 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: 30/07/2019