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Dulux – Site Remediation Cabrita

Client:                            Dulux Australia

Consent Authority:      Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) Department of Planning (DP&E) NSW

Project Value:               $50m

Description

The 9-hectare site originally owned by British Australian Lead Manufacturing (BALM) in the 1920’s for producing white lead associated with paint manufacturing. The site was later acquired by Dulux Australia for the manufacturing and distribution of paint and resin products. The site ceased operation in the late 1990’s as part of an Australian wide site consolidation strategy by Dulux. The proposal to remediate the Cabarita site for sale for future residential development. The site was heavily impacted with lead, chromium and zinc and to a lesser extent, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

The project also included the remediation of the adjacent 5-hectare Car Park, also, for future residential development, both sites bounded by Sydney harbor foreshore. The car park site was completed first giving funding for the remediation of the main site.

 

Scope of Service

Co-ordinated with various stakeholders for the development, updating and monitoring of a detailed stages schedule incorporating:

  • Decommissioning, decontamination and demolition of paint / resin manufacturing plants, warehouse storage and distribution facilities.
  • Initial preliminary site investigation, detailed site investigation.
  • Development of remediation documentation Remediation Action Plan (RAP), Environmental Action Plan (EIS).
  • Submission process and approval by various authorities.
  • Remediation (soils stabilization) and validation for future development.

 

Project Outcome

The project was completed successfully following the remediation of two adjoining sites owned by Dulux, (carpark and main manufacturing sites), followed by sampling and remediation 45 individual residential properties surrounding the Dulux site. This project was the first time a commercial entity had voluntarily remediated residential sites.