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Contaminated Sites Act 2003


Basic Summary of Records Search Response

Report Generated at: 12:08:50PM, 15/01/2018

Search Results
This response relates to a search request received for:
288 William St
Perth WA 6000
This parcel belongs to a site that contains 1 parcel(s).
According to Department of Water and Environmental Regulation records, this land has been reported as a known or
suspected contaminated site.

Address 288 William St


Perth WA 6000

Lot on Plan Address Lot Y288 On Plan 41439

Parcel Status Classification: 12/09/2008 - Contaminated - remediation required

Nature and Extent of Contamination:


Lead and zinc are present in sediments in the eastern lake.

Restrictions on Use:
Access to sediments within the Site's eastern lake is restricted until further chemical testing
and an assessment of the risk to Site users is undertaken.

A Site-specific health and safety plan is required to address the risks to the health of any
workers undertaking intrusive works in the Site's eastern lake until further notice.
Reason for Classification:
This Site (Hyde Park, 288 William St Perth, Lot Y288 on Plan 41439) was reported to the
Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) as per reporting obligations under
section 11 of the 'Contaminated Sites Act 2003', which commenced on 1 December 2006.
The Site classification is based on information submitted to DEC by 30 July 2008.

The Site was reported because an investigation undertaken on sediments in the park's
lakes identified elevated lead and zinc concentrations in the eastern lake.

The heavy metals arsenic, cadmium, copper, mercury, nickel, lead and zinc were detected
in sediments of the eastern lake at concentrations exceeding "Interim Sediment Quality
Guidelines-Low" as published in 'Assessment Levels for Soil, Sediment and Water'
(Department of Environment, 2003). The heavy metals arsenic, chromium, mercury and

Disclaimer
This Summary of Records has been prepared by Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) as a requirement of the Contaminated
Sites Act 2003. DWER makes every effort to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of this information at the time it was prepared, however
advises that due to the ability of contamination to potentially change in nature and extent over time, circumstances may have changed since the
information was originally provided. Users must exercise their own skill and care when interpreting the information contained within this Summary of
Records and, where applicable, obtain independent professional advice appropriate to their circumstances. In no event will DWER, its agents or
employees be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from any use of or reliance on this information. Additionally, the Summary of Records
must not be reproduced or supplied to third parties except in full and unabridged form.
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Contaminated Sites Act 2003


Basic Summary of Records Search Response

Report Generated at: 12:08:50PM, 15/01/2018

lead were detected in sediments of the western lake at concentrations also exceeding
"Interim Sediment Quality Guidelines-Low" as published in 'Assessment Levels for Soil,
Sediment and Water' (Department of Environment, 2003). Where these "Low" sediment
assessment levels are exceeded this triggers the need for an assessment of the metal
levels against typical background concentrations in the area and, if found to exceed these
background levels, then an assessment of the bio-availability of these metals should be
completed to determine if they pose a risk to the aquatic ecosystem of the lake.

The heavy metals lead and zinc were also detected in sediments of the eastern lake at
concentrations exceeding "Interim Sediment Quality Guidelines-High" as published in
'Assessment Levels for Soil, Sediment and Water' (Department of Environment, 2003).
Where these "High" sediment assessment levels are exceeded, this triggers the need for
an assessment of the bio-availability of these metals to determine if they pose a risk to the
aquatic ecosystem of the lake.

Lead was also detected in one location within the sediment of the eastern lake at a
concentration exceeding the Health-based Investigation Levels for Parks and recreational
open space as published in 'Assessment Levels for Soil, Sediment and Water' (Department
of Environment, 2003). This assessment level is not applicable to the sediments in their
current state (i.e. wet sediments) but would, however, be relevant if the sediments were
allowed to dry out. Where this assessment level is exceeded in dry soils it triggers the need
to conduct a health risk assessment to determine if the lead poses any risk to human
health.

Surface water and groundwater investigations were not conducted as part of the
investigation reported to DEC, and the quality of surface waters and groundwater on the
Site are unknown.

Further investigations are required to determine the quality of surface water and
groundwater at the Site and to determine if there is any potential risk to the environment,
any environmental values or to human health from the metals contained within the
sediments of the lakes. Any investigation of the Site should include a detailed survey to
clearly delineate the extent of the area affected by contamination.

The sediments within the lakes contain acid sulfate soils. If these lake sediments are
allowed to dry out, the acid sulfate soils within the sediments could oxidise and release acid
which, in turn, could mobilise metals within the sediments into the surrounding
environment.

Therefore, remedial works are required. Possible remedial options include: implementing a
management plan to ensure that sediments within the lakes remain covered with an
adequate depth of water or other suitable medium (such as mulch) at all times; or removing
the metal-impacted sediments from the Site and disposing/treating them appropriately; or
in-situ treatment of the sediments.

Disclaimer
This Summary of Records has been prepared by Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) as a requirement of the Contaminated
Sites Act 2003. DWER makes every effort to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of this information at the time it was prepared, however
advises that due to the ability of contamination to potentially change in nature and extent over time, circumstances may have changed since the
information was originally provided. Users must exercise their own skill and care when interpreting the information contained within this Summary of
Records and, where applicable, obtain independent professional advice appropriate to their circumstances. In no event will DWER, its agents or
employees be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from any use of or reliance on this information. Additionally, the Summary of Records
must not be reproduced or supplied to third parties except in full and unabridged form.
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Contaminated Sites Act 2003


Basic Summary of Records Search Response

Report Generated at: 12:08:50PM, 15/01/2018

Based on the information provided, the Site is suitable for continued use as public open
space and recreation reserve provided the sediments within the eastern lake are covered
with an adequate depth of water or other suitable medium (such as mulch) at all times.

The Site is not suitable for redevelopment until further investigations and/or remedial
measures have been undertaken.

As the Site has been shown to be contaminated, and remediation is required to reduce
unacceptable risks to human health, the environment or any environmental value to
acceptable levels, the Site is classified as 'contaminated - remediation required'.

When the results of further investigations and/or confirmation that remedial works have
been undertaken are submitted to DEC, this information will be reviewed and the Site may
be reclassified.

DEC, in consultation with the Department of Health, has classified this Site based on the
information available to DEC at the time of classification. It is acknowledged that the
contamination status of the Site may have changed since the information was collated
and/or submitted to DEC, and as such, the usefulness of this information may be limited.

In accordance with Department of Health advice, if groundwater is being or is proposed to


be abstracted, DEC recommends that analytical testing should be carried out to determine
whether the groundwater is suitable for its intended use.

Certificate of Title Under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003, this Site has been classified as "Contaminated -
Memorial remediation required". For further information on the contamination status of this Site,
please contact the Contaminated Sites section of the Department of Environment &
Conservation.

Current Regulatory Type of Regulatory Notice: Nil


Notice Issued
Date Issued: Nil

General
No other information relating to this parcel.

Disclaimer
This Summary of Records has been prepared by Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) as a requirement of the Contaminated
Sites Act 2003. DWER makes every effort to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of this information at the time it was prepared, however
advises that due to the ability of contamination to potentially change in nature and extent over time, circumstances may have changed since the
information was originally provided. Users must exercise their own skill and care when interpreting the information contained within this Summary of
Records and, where applicable, obtain independent professional advice appropriate to their circumstances. In no event will DWER, its agents or
employees be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from any use of or reliance on this information. Additionally, the Summary of Records
must not be reproduced or supplied to third parties except in full and unabridged form.