The operations at the IPL Kooragang Island facility were regulated by the Environment Protection Authority. IPL’s activities on site included the storage, blending, bagging and dispatch of both liquid and granulated fertilisers. The facility also stored and dispatched sulphuric acid and ammonium nitrate.
The manufacturing and distribution operations on the Cockle Creek site were closed back in September 2009 with the removal of 50,000 m2 of asbestos cement roof material and the remediation of historical contaminations on the site with a view to its longer term use for residential and public open space.
Scope of Works
The demolition works included the demolition of more than 20 industrial purpose built buildings, process and manufacturing facilities including the identification and removal of hazardous materials and the removal and disposal of all associated inground infrastructure
including existing pavements, hardstands, civil infrastructure and utility services.
The project also involved the remediation of identified sources of contamination including storage tanks, waste pits, waste stockpiles, asbestos impact materials, polychlorinated biphenyls and hot spots that were located in various locations across the site.