Industrial Waste Compound
Lucas Heights, NSW
The Industrial Waste Collection facility comprises approximately 3.9 hectares of revegetated bushland on Commonwealth-owned land at Lucas Heights, NSW. The site was formerly used as a clay and shale quarry in the 1950s and 60s before being used for the disposal of trade waste between 1969 and 1980.
The Department of Finance has assumed management and control of the site since its closure. In accordance with Commonwealth and State environmental legislation and best practice environmental management, Finance has commenced remediation of the site. The project will manage contamination using proven, effective and low cost technologies designed to remove and treat contaminants and prevent impacts to surrounding lands. It will also include the acquisition of land surrounding the site to facilitate the remediation works and provide a buffer zone for monitoring performance. The project work is taking place during 2018 and 2019.
Malabar Headland is a former landfill site that is currently used as a live firing range by the NSW Rifle Association. It also accommodates a horse riding facility operated by the South East Equestrian Club. Approximately 90 hectares of native bushland that previously formed part of the site has been transferred to the State of New South Wales and now forms the Malabar Headland NSW National Park.
The Department of Finance manages the site and is currently implementing a range of projects, including the construction of community facilities, asbestos removal from existing buildings, and overseeing earthworks to assist in the management of contaminants on site.
Post Entry Quarantine
A new Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) Facility is under construction at 135 Donnybrook Road, Mickleham, for operation and use by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. It will replace existing PEQ facilities in various states that are subject to leases that expire over the coming years.
The Facility is situated 30 kilometres north of the city of Melbourne and 16 kilometres north east of the Melbourne International Airport.
It is being delivered in two stages, with the first phase completed in August 2015. Construction of the second phase was completed in December 2017, with operational commissioning and the defects liability period projected for completion in 2020.
More information can be found on the PEQ GovSapce website.
Villawood Immigration and Detention Centre
The Villawood Immigration Detention Facility redevelopment involves remediation works and the replacement of ageing infrastructure and facilities at the site. It is being managed on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.
The redevelopment is being undertaken in accordance with the Standards for Design and Fit-out of Facilities, Standards for Health Services in Australian Immigration Detention Centres, and the Detention Health Framework. The final stage commenced construction in 2018 and is due for completion in 2020.