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Question Without Notice No. 320 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 April 2019 by Hon Dr Steve Thomas

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 4 April 2019

METRONET — SOIL CONTAMINATION

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?

(2) Which 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?

Hon 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.

(1) Nil.

(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.