Communicating with the Community
Jemena is committed to communicating with the community throughout the life of the project, and will distribute regular notifications regarding works to the local community, just prior to commencement, and during the on-site remediation works.
Community Drop-in session
To date, five community drop-in sessions have been held for the Clyde Street Remediation Project. The aim of these sessions has been to keep the community up-to-date regarding the project and to provide an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
An initial community drop-in session was held on the evening of Tuesday 24 June 2014. There were 26 attendees and we thank all those who braved the cold weather and strong winds to attend and find out more about the project.
A follow-up drop-in session was held on Wednesday 29 October 2014 prior to Stage 1 remediation work commencement. Once again we thank the 30 attendees who visited the session and enquired about the first stage of remediation and the Environmental Impact Statement process for Stage 2.
The third drop-in session, held on 29 March 2016, allowed us to keep residents up-to-date with the project, and to provide detail about the boundary groundwater control system. Earlier on the same day we hosted several media representatives at the site to show them around to enable the reporting of the project progress to a wider audience.
A session was held on 15 November 2017. With significant progress made in the last few months with the remediation work planning, the session provided an opportunity to update the community about the progress, the preferred remediation strategy and seek feedback. Following a detailed and extensive assessment of potentially suitable remediation options against relevant EPA guideline requirements, the preferred strategy has been finalised and most discussions held with the community members were around the preferred remediation strategy and approvals required for the work.
A further drop-in session was held during the EIS exhibition period. The session was held on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at the Hamilton North Bowling Club. Key members of the Project team, including technical and environmental specialists were available at the session to answer questions, explain the details of the Project, anticipated impacts and to assist with submissions.
The session was well attended by members of the local community and stakeholders. The information requested was mainly around dust, noise, traffic and future land use.
Community questions, comments and general feedback were greatly appreciated.
Copies of drop-in session posters and other presentation material is available on the Key Documents page.
Timeline of Community Events leading up to the EIS Stage: