Former gasworks remediation
As an old industrial site, like many on Sydney Harbour, Barangaroo has historic contamination dating back to early colonial times. As the old wharf area that made up Barangaroo was progressively expanded over the decades, material such as excavated soils, building rubble and other waste was used to fill and reclaim the wharf area. Past land uses have also contributed to the contaminated nature of the site fill material, including the former Millers Point Gasworks.
In 2009, the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) declared that the site required remediation http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/clm/docs/html/n21122.htm.
The process to remediate contaminated land is regulated and legislated in the interests of public safety and the environment. Lendlease, on behalf of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, prepared a remediation action plan that was approved by an independent site auditor. The site auditor is accredited by the EPA, and they review, approve and oversee all relevant aspects of the remediation work.
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is ensuring the community, site workforce and the environment are protected during the construction and future operation of Barangaroo, Australia’s newest landmark.
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