METRONET — SOIL
320. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
I refer to my questions without
notice 226, asked Wednesday, 20 March 2019, and 276, asked Tuesday, 2 April, on
PFAS-contaminated soil excavated from the Forrestfield–Airport Link.
(1) Which Metronet projects, apart from the
Forrestfield–Airport Link project, have produced an excess of earth
or soil that exceeds the immediate need of that individual project, and what is
the volume of each excess?
Metronet projects are expected to produce during construction excess soil or
earth that can be moved to other projects, sold or will need to be disposed of
as waste, and in what volumes?
(3) To which
Metronet projects has the minister or the Public Transport Authority been
advised that the landfill levy could potentially apply?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the
Minister for Transport.
(2) The only Metronet project
expected to produce excess fill is the Yanchep extension.
(3) The landfill
levy will apply only to excess fill that cannot be beneficially re-used and is
disposed of at a licensed landfill site.