Remediation overview

Timbrol-Union Carbide Site in the 1960s
Timbrol-Union Carbide Site in the 1960s
When land becomes polluted, it can lie idle for years, unable to be used due to hazardous contaminants in the soil. For contaminated land to be safe to use again, it needs to be cleaned up.

In recent times, land remediation has become common, with old industrial sites in particular, targeted for urban renewal. In cities where there is a growing shortage of land for development, renewal has become a major driver for land clean-up and the Rhodes Peninsula is a prime example. Situated about 20km west of Sydney’s CBD, the area was earmarked for redevelopment, over 20 years ago, as was its near neighbour, the iconic Sydney Olympic Park site. 

The Environment Protection Authority ( EPA) was the leader in the remediation of the Rhodes Penninsula, for EPA information about the site please visit thier website.

The need for Remediation

The Stockholm Convention

Changing technologies offer improved clean up options

The 'Green Games' legacy

Commercial - Government partnerships

Pre-clean up assessment processes

What is risk assessment

Pre-clean up regulatory framework

Pre-clean up environmental and social concerns

Council's role (responsibilities, challenges and achievements)

Page last updated on: 22/04/16

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