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Greg Pearce MLC
Minister for Finance and Services

Hunters Hill Plan on public exhibition

Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce has announced the Remediation Action Plan for removal of waste material from a site in Hunters Hill is about to go on public display.

Mr Pearce said the NSW Government is moving ahead with cleaning the land in Nelson Parade, which was once the site of a uranium ore processing plant.

"For years the previous Labor Government promised to do this work but nothing was done and now we are getting on with the job," Mr Pearce said.

"The NSW Government has engaged the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to assess the waste at the Hunters Hill site.

"This will include the testing of all material leaving the site to ensure it complies with landfill licence conditions.

"Soil meeting the Environment Protection Authority’s ‘Restricted Solid Waste’ classification will be transported to a SITA-operated facility at Kemps Creek, which is the only appropriate destination for this type of waste in NSW.

"Hazardous waste is not included in this classification - no hazardous material will be sent to Kemps Creek.

"If any such waste is found on site, it will be separated on site under ANSTO supervision, tested and monitored and taken to a separate appropriately licensed storage facility," he said.

Mr Pearce said the public consultation process will run from Thursday 22 November 2012 until 8 February 2013.

"The application for the Hunters Hill remediation work has been lodged with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure," he said.

"I encourage all interested parties to review the information and make submissions, all of which will be considered by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure."

The environmental assessment and remediation action plan can be viewed, and written submissions made on the Department of Planning and Infrastructure website, www.planning.nsw.gov.au/on-exhibition, or at the DPI Information Centre at 23-33 Bridge St, Sydney, NSW, 2000.