FORRESTFIELD–AIRPORT LINK — SOIL
1007. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
I refer to PFAS-contaminated spoil
excavated from the Forrestfield–Airport Link and documents released
under freedom of information laws by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet
(1) Has the
site-specific risk assessment for re-use of the spoil at Perth Airport requested
of RPS Group consultants by the Public Transport Authority, which was provided
to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the commonwealth in
February 2018, and rejected as inadequate by the commonwealth Department of the
Environment and Energy by May 2018, been revised and resubmitted to the
(2) If yes to (1), can the minister
please table the revised SSRA?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
(4) If no to (1),
given that 16 months have passed since the risk assessment was rejected, has
the government abandoned plans to use the fill at the Perth Airport SSRA site?
(5) Did the
concerns about the SSRA for the re-use on the Perth Airport site precipitate
the Minister for Transport's meeting with Mr Greg Poland in April 2018?
(6) Did the
commonwealth's rejection of the SSRA result in Mr Poland, Ms Corina
Johnson, the Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister for Transport, and Hon Dr
Sally Talbot, MLC, discussing or
being briefed on the potential removal of the spoil to a site in the Peel
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
On behalf of the Minister for
Environment, I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The
Minister for Transport has provided the following answer.
(1) The site-specific risk
assessment has not been resubmitted to the commonwealth.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) Perth Airport no longer plans to place the spoil
on the specific site within the airport, which was the subject of that
assessment, but it is considering other sites.