Platypus Remediation Project

New South Wales

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust set out to transform Sydney’s iconic HMAS Platypus site into a prime public waterfront area including parklands and commercial rental space. Home to a former gasworks, naval torpedo workshop and submarine base, the site contained contaminants including petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

As part of the project, the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust engaged our team to remediate on site 30,000 tonnes of contaminated soil. We installed a 4,000m2 odour control enclosure to safeguard local residents from odours and other environmental impacts.

Our industry-leading technologies and strict control measures mitigated health and environmental risks in a highly sensitive area, rehabilitated the site and will allow the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust to re-open this spectacular site to the public for the first time in more than 130 years.