15500

Tonne concrete recycled

7500

m3 contaminated soils treated/remediated

430000

Litres contaminated groundwater treated

Project Summary

Summary Fisherman’s Bend Remediation
Client The University of Melbourne
Schedule 12 months
Location Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Outline Demolition & removal of concrete & infrastructure and remediate soil & groundwater
Outcome
  • 15,500T of concrete demolished and safely transported off site for recycling
  • 7,500m3 of contaminated soils treated/remediated to a criteria suitable for re-use on site
  • 430,000L of contaminated groundwaters treated and safely discharged.
  • 2,200t of contaminated material, transported and safely disposed of from site to the relevant, Licensed EPA disposal/treatment facilities.

Scope of Work Completed

In November 2021, The University of Melbourne, awarded Ausdecom the contract, for the Stage 1 Remediation, Fisherman’s Bend package of works.

 The site is in the “Employment Precinct” of “Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area” and comprises a portion of the former General Motors Holden Manufacturing facility.

The main objectives of the Remediation package of works, comprised the demolition and removal of all concrete hardstand, Removal of redundant pits, plant bases, flumes and all remaining infrastructure associated with the sites former use as an automotive manufacturing facility, and remediation from within identified contaminated soil and groundwater impacted areas within the site, to support the Environmental Audit and subsequent redevelopment of the site as a tertiary educational facility.

Challenges Encountered:

  • Unknown extent of soil and groundwater contamination
  • Excavations extending below the depth of the water
  • Unexpected finds originating from the sites previous
  • Unknown quantities of asbestos present on site

Materials Generated:

  • 15,500T of concrete demolished and safely transported off site for recycling
  • 7,500m3 of contaminated soils treated/remediated to a criteria suitable for re-use on site
  • 430,000L of contaminated groundwaters treated and safely discharged
  • 2,200t of contaminated material, transported and safely disposed of from site to the relevant, Licensed EPA disposal/treatment facilities

Works Included:

  • Extensive remediation and treatment of ground waters
  • Extensive excavation and remediation of contaminated areas
  • Treatment and remediation of 7,500m3 of contaminated materials to a criteria suitable to be reused onsite.
  • Methodical excavations extending below the water table.
  • Demolition & Removal of redundant infrastructure, pits, basements and

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