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2004 Report


Contaminated sites

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What the results tell us for Palerang

Palerang Council noted three confirmed contaminated sites and eight potentially contaminated sites in the council area (see Table 1). The sites were within the former Yarrowlumla and Tallaganda shires, which were incorporated into the new Palerang Council Area in February 2004. Some of these sites were reported in the 2000 State of the Environment Report for Yarrowlumla (OCE 2000) which also noted tip sites in Bungendore, Captains Flat and Macs Reef Road. The latter three sites are all within the Palerang Council Area boundary.

Sites that were considered to be potentially contaminated in Tallaganda in 2000 (OCE 2000) included seven disused service stations, six (then) current service stations and garages, a chemical outlet at Braidwood, sheep-dip sites, disused mines, and LPG storage facilities at the Braidwood District Hospital, Braidwood Central School, the Servicemen's Club and the Chinese restaurant in the village.

None of the sites listed in Table 1 were remediated during the reporting period. The sites known to council are kept in its records, and advice is provided to property owners and new purchasers when a Development Application is brought before council.

Table 1. Confirmed and potentially contaminated sites, Palerang Council Area, June 2004
LocationActivityArea (m²)
Confirmed contaminated sites
BungendoreFormer Kopper Log siteCCA timber treatment45,193
Captains FlatDisused mine siteOld gold, lead and zinc siteUnknown
WamboinLot 23 DP 864816, Snowgum RoadSheep dip (capped off)1,964
Potentially contaminated sites
BraidwoodLot 164 DP 755911 Ex Shell Fuel Depot9,500
BraidwoodLot 21 DP 848206
Lot 4 DP 835748
Council Fuel Depot2,492
BraidwoodCorner Wallace and Lascelles St Petrol station1,360
BraidwoodLot 18 DP 758152
76 Lascelles St
Petrol station2,064
BungendoreCorner Molonglo and Gibraltar Street Two petrol stations1,000
Bungendore42 Malbon StreetPetrol station2,000
BungendoreLot 20 DP 242462
Ellendon St
Council Fuel Depot2,000
SuttonCorner Victoria Street and Camp StreetPetrol station1,848

Sources: OCE 2000; Palerang Council records

About the data

Information was provided by Palerang Council. Sites were classed as potentially contaminated on the basis of landuse.


OCE—see Office of the Commissioner for the Environment

Office of the Commissioner for the Environment (2000) Australian Capital Region State of the Environment Report 2000, Office of the Commissioner for the Environment, Canberra (see indicator 'Land contamination' for Yarrowlumla and Tallaganda).