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Background

Hazelland Pty Ltd (Hazelland) owns a former landfill site at Lot 20 Adelaide Street in Hazelmere (Lot 20), which has been classified as contaminated - remediation required under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 since 2010.

What Is Happening Now?

Hazard Abatement Notice – Contaminated Sites Act 2003

On 9 December 2016, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER)* issued a Hazard Abatement Notice (HAN) to Hazelland Pty Ltd (Hazelland), the landowner of Lot 20.

This notice required Hazelland to construct firebreaks, build and maintain secure permanent fencing, gates and warning signs at the site.

On 6 February 2017, DWER amended the HAN to provide Hazelland with more time to complete the fencing, due to the need for earthworks to be carried out and access to resources to undertake those works.

Fencing, excluding the site's boundary with Lot 501 Adelaide Street, was completed by 7 February 2017—as required by the amended HAN. Firebreaks have also been installed at the site.

Applications – Environmental Protection Act 1986

Licence application withdrawal

On 20 February 2017 Wasterock Pty Ltd (Wasterock) submitted a licence application to DWER seeking approval to operate a solid waste depot within Lot 20.

Wasterock withdrew this licence application on 9 May 2017.

Works Approval application withdrawal

Wasterock withdrew its Works Approval application W4915/2015/1 which related to proposed remediation activities at Lot 20, on 5 May 2017.

Lot 20 will continue to be regulated under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003. 

 Appeals

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) published its decision not to assess Wasterock's proposal to remediate the Hazelmere landfill site on 9 November 2015.

The Environmental Protection Act 1986 provides a right of appeal against the EPA’s decision. Three appeals were received and are being considered by the Appeals Convenor. For further information on this process please contact the Office of the Appeals Convenor.

* The former Department of Environment Regulation amalgamated on 1 July 2017 with the Department of Water and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority, forming the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

More Information

DWER will continue to work with all stakeholders and the community to ensure that any risks at the site are managed appropriately, with new information made available on this page.

Dust complaints, which are best lodged at the time they are being experienced, can be made to DWER’s 24-hour Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782 or you can submit a report online.

Alternatively, contact DWER for more information by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DWER also regulates other premises in Adelaide Street Hazelmere, including the WA Recycling facility which has a Community Update page here.


 Updated 16 May 2017

On 6 February 2017, DER amended the HAN [WS1] to provide Hazelland with more time to complete the fencing, due to the need for earthworks to be carried out and access to resources to undertake the works.[WS2] 


 [WS1]LINK TO THE AMENDED

 [WS2]I’ve re-inserted this as this is a DG inclusion