Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park Environmental Management Project – Phase 2
Renewal SA has entered into a Voluntary Site Contamination Assessment Proposal with the Environmental Protection Authority to carry out further investigations at Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park.
In 2015, Renewal SA entered into a Voluntary Site Contamination Assessment Proposal with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to carry out further investigations in the areas of Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park to determine the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination. These investigations – Phase 2 – build upon those undertaken by the EPA in 2014, which indicated that further testing and assessment work was necessary to understand whether the groundwater plume extends north of Alawoona Avenue in Mitchell Park.
The Phase 2 investigations occurred during the latter half of 2015 and provided additional information in relation to environmental conditions in the area. In June 2016 several new groundwater wells were installed in Mitchell Park to assist with delineation of groundwater contamination north of Alawoona Avenue in Mitchell Park. Results from the testing of the new wells revealed Trichloroethene (TCE) concentrations similar to the 2014 EPA assessment results, undertaken by the EPA in the area immediately south of Alawoona Avenue. Download the report of the investigations, right.
In early August 2016 Renewal SA advised the local community that a further nine groundwater wells would be installed later in that month in areas of Mitchell Park and Marion to undertake further investigations (refer to the letter to residents, August 2016, right/below).
Sampling and testing of the nine groundwater wells and existing wells in the investigation area determined the extent of the plume in all but the most north western portion, where low concentrations of Trichloroethene (TCE) were reported (refer to the letter to residents, December 2016, and download the report of investigations right/below).
Renewal SA has now written (refer to the letter to residents, August 2018) to approximately 3500 properties within the Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park and Marion engagement area developed through consultation and approved by the EPA (shown as the notification area on the map).
The latest investigations, undertaken between November 2017 and April 2018, consisted of sampling existing groundwater monitoring wells and soil vapour bores to verify the results of the previously identified contamination. These investigations confirmed the extent and concentration of the contamination previously reported in this area is unchanged. Renewal SA has advised the EPA of the results of these investigations (download the report, right/below).
If you have any questions about Phase 2 of the project, please contact us on 1300 663 707 or email email@example.com.
Ash Avenue and Chestnut Court Clovelly Park: proposal to develop a temporary open green space for community use in Ash Avenue and the interim management of the vacant land
The results of the community engagement process has been summarised in a draft report prepared by Renewal SA and provided to Marion Council. This report summarises the findings and recommendations drawn from community feedback and will assist and inform the final decisions.
The option identified through the consultation as the most favoured for the temporary open green space for community use was Option 3 (details available in report). Renewal SA is preparing a detailed plan for this option and will liaise with Marion Council in making the final decision on the preferred option.
Note that no final commitments have been made about the Chestnut Court play space, which will first require a decision from council.
Residents in the area of Clovelly Park south of Ash Avenue have been advised by letter.
For further information please refer to the letter (June 2016) and report (right), or visit the Marion Council's Making Marion website.