Nelson Parade

State Government remediation project

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The remediation project relates to three Government owned properties at 7-11 Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill. The properties are contaminated because of previous industrial activities that operated on the site in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

 

Advice of upcoming temporary traffic and parking changes to facilitate the remediation of sites in Nelson Parade.

Our Council is working with the NSW Government on a traffic management plan as part of the broader State-led project to remove contaminated waste from properties at 7-11 Nelson Parade.

The properties are contaminated because of previous industrial activities that operated on the site in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Property NSW has been granted planning approval to proceed with its remediation plans, including the offsite disposal of contaminated material at a licensed facility in Idaho, USA.

A traffic management plan outlines the route that vehicles will take when establishing the site, removing the contaminated waste and during demobilisation from the site. The entry and exit route to and from the site is: Burns Bay Road, Church Street, Alexandra Street, Ferry Street, Woolwich Road, Gladstone Avenue, Prince George Parade and Nelson Parade.

The traffic generated by the project will be limited, however parking changes will be required to ensure that trucks are able to pass through the route unimpeded.

It is expected that there will be three loaded trucks departing the site each day, with the first departing at about 7.30am – 8am and the last leaving by about 2pm – 2.30pm. The project team estimates that it will take approximately 7 – 13 months to complete the project.

In order to facilitate the movement of construction vehicles, the traffic management plan proposes that a number of changes be made to the local parking restrictions from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm for the duration of the project. (See the map below).

Access to properties along the route will be maintained during the works. Traffic control will be in place to manage truck access into and out of the site.

To help minimise disruption to parking near residences and schools, a temporary parking site is proposed in Weil Park.

The project team is aiming to start work as soon as possible (potentially July), following the approval of all of the relevant management plans.

Proposed temporary parking restrictions

If you require further information, please contact William Tai at Property NSW on 0410 539 269.

Property NSW, now part of Property & Development NSW, has been granted planning approval to proceed with its remediation plans for the Old Radium Hill Refinery site at Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill, including the offsite disposal of contaminated material at a licensed facility in Idaho, USA.

This remediation approach received overwhelming support from Hunter’s Hill Council and the Hunters Hill community and will solve a century-old contamination issue created by the private sector.

Excavation works are expected to start by mid-2021, with remediation works expected to take 13 months to complete.

The health and safety of the community will be the number one priority during site remediation works and the transportation of material.

An Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) representative will be onsite to supervise the excavation and packing of the contaminated material into sealed bags and containers prior to transport to the USA.

Once onsite excavation works begin, dust monitoring reports will be regularly published on the NSW Planning Industry and Environment webpage, along with other project updates and relevant reports.

Nelson Parade residents will also continue to be kept up to date directly as the project progresses.

A Preferred Project Report (PPR) 2020, proposed by Property NSW, included:

  • excavating all contaminated material from the site and loading it into sealed international packaging bags and then shipping containers;
  • exporting the waste to a licensed facility in the United States of America for final disposal.

The remediation project is expected to take up to 12 months in total. This includes site preparation and remediation works, with the transport of material from the site taking up to four months.

Subject to obtaining project approval, the works are scheduled to commence during 2021.

For more information go to the project page on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.

Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

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