Contract for Kooragang Island Remediation Construction

The Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) has awarded a contract to the Georgiou Group for 13 hectares of remediation works on the former BHP waste facility on Kooragang Island.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the $5.8 million project was an important step towards addressing the industrial legacy of the site and protecting the port environment.
“The Kooragang Island facility was used as a waste dump by BHP for the Mayfield steelworks from around 1960. We are now working to deal with the legacy of those activities,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The Georgiou Group has demonstrated expertise in providing environmental, technical and engineering services, as well as expertise in large scale remediation projects, having completed previous work on Kooragang Island,” Mr MacDonald said.
“HDC has responsibility for 60 hectares of remediation work across the facility on behalf of the NSW Government and has made significant progress.”
“HDC has already coordinated the implementation of previous remediation works on the site, and the completion of this stage will bring the total to 33 hectares,” Mr MacDonald said.
The work is being undertaken to meet the requirements of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and the Commonwealth Department of Environment.
The land on Kooragang Island is part of the new port lease, and when the remediation work is completed will revert to the new operator's management.
HDC expects this 13 ha parcel of work to be completed by June 2017.