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Question Without Notice No. 282 asked in the Legislative Council on 2 April 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 2 April 2019

SPILLS — FREMANTLE INNER HARBOUR AND COCKBURN SOUND

282. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Ports:

I thank ministers opposite for the assistance of staff who assisted in the processing of this question. I am not sure where it has gone. It was originally addressed to the Minister for Environment, but it may have ended up with the Minister for Ports. My question seeks information about the history of spillages in the Fremantle inner harbour and Cockburn Sound.

(1) On how many occasions have there been spills or unauthorised discharges into the inner harbour and Cockburn Sound, and on what dates?

(2) What was the type of contaminant on each occasion?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. I have an answer that relates to the incidents that the Fremantle Port Authority has reported.

(1)–(2) The Fremantle Port Authority has reported 45 spills or unauthorised discharges into the inner harbour and Cockburn Sound since 1 January 2014. I seek leave to incorporate the details, which are in tabular form, into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The following material was incorporated —

Date

Location

Contaminant

13/02/2014

Inner Harbour

Bilge water

28/03/2014

Cockburn Sound

Hydraulic oil

09/04/2014

Cockburn Sound

Urea

29/04/2014

Cockburn Sound

Coal dust

20/06/2014

Cockburn Sound

Urea

20/07/2014

Inner Harbour

Sewerage

15/12/2014

Inner Harbour

Epoxy residue

19/12/2014

Cockburn Sound

Sulphur

06/03/2015

Cockburn Sound

Wash water

03/10/2015

Inner Harbour

Diesel

17/10/2015

Cockburn Sound

Ballast water

10/02/2016

Inner Harbour

Detergent

15/04/2016

Inner Harbour

Concrete waste water

24/05/2016

Inner Harbour

Vessel fuel

27/05/2016

Cockburn Sound

Urea

15/06/2016

Inner Harbour

Hydraulic oil

18/09/2016

Inner Harbour

Diesel

23/11/2016

Cockburn Sound

Oil

09/12/2016

Cockburn Sound

Sulphur

26/01/2017

Cockburn Sound

Fertilizer

10/02/2017

Cockburn Sound

Storm water

10/03/2017

Inner Harbour

Hydraulic oil

07/04/2017

Cockburn Sound

Dirty tank water

15/04/2017

Cockburn Sound

Diesel

06/06/2017

Cockburn Sound

Oily water

29/06/2017

Cockburn Sound

Phosphate

16/08/2017

Inner Harbour

Machinery oil

07/02/2018

Inner Harbour

Diesel

22/02/2018

Inner Harbour

Diesel

06/03/2018

Inner Harbour

Hydraulic fluid

22/03/2018

Inner Harbour

Hydraulic oil

13/04/2018

Cockburn Sound

Wash water

10/07/2018

Inner Harbour

Paint wash water

31/08/2018

Cockburn Sound

Sulphur

11/09/2018

Inner Harbour

Diesel

12/09/2018

Inner Harbour

Diesel

16/10/2018

Cockburn Sound

Wash water

23/10/2018

Inner Harbour

Diesel

08/12/2018

Cockburn Sound

Bilge water containing sulfur

19/12/2018

Cockburn Sound

Diesel

09/01/2019

Cockburn Sound

Diesel

12/01/2019

Inner Harbour

Oil

26/01/2019

Cockburn Sound

Ballast water

19/02/2019

Cockburn Sound

Machinery oil

21/03/2019

Inner Harbour

Detergent