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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 502 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 June 2022 by Hon Tjorn Sibma

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 14 June 2022

PFAS CONTAMINATION — FORRESTFIELD–AIRPORT LINK

502. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Transport:

Hold onto your hats, members; this might trigger some people!

I refer to the total volume of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances-contaminated soil —

Several members interjected.

Hon TJORN SIBMA: The mantle has been passed!

I refer to the total volume of PFAS-contaminated soil in the construction of tunnels for the Forrestfield–Airport Link.

(1) Where is this contaminated soil presently located?

(2) What does the government intend to do with this contaminated soil?

Several members interjected.

The PRESIDENT: Order!

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

Indeed, by interjection, Hon Dr Steve Thomas just answered the member's question!

(1) The location is 77 Abernethy Road, Forrestfield.

(2) The soil continues to be used as backfill on transport projects, as previously announced.