Defence commenced a detailed environmental investigation to better understand the nature and extent of PFAS on and around RAAF Base Edinburgh in November 2016.
The PFAS environmental investigations are conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (NEPM). Visit the Investigation Process page to view a summary of this process.
Defence completed the first stage of the investigation, the Preliminary Site Investigation, at RAAF Base Edinburgh in May 2017. The PSI included engagement with local community and key government stakeholders, reviewing site history for AFFF use and identifying PFAS sources, as well as preliminary sampling of bores near the base. Defence has commenced the second stage, the Detailed Site Investigation (DSI), which includes:
Community consultation events are recorded here. Upcoming events appear first.
On 1 November 2017, a Community Walk-in Session was held to provide an update on the initial findings of the Detailed Site Investigation into PFAS at RAAF Base Edinburgh. Download the presentation for further information.
On 23 March 2017, a Community Walk-in Session was held to provide an update on the detailed environmental investigation at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
On 1 November 2016, a Community Walk-in Session was held to was discuss the commencement of the detailed environmental investigation.