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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

RAAF Base Tindal

Community Consultation Timeline

Past community consultation events are recorded here, the most recent events appear first.

SEP 25-26

Next Community Shopfront

The Department of Defence is opening a Community Shopfront at Katherine Oasis (Woolworths complex) on Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 26 September 2018.

The Community Shopfront will provide you with an opportunity to find out more information about the environmental investigation. Representatives from Defence and other government agencies will be available at the Shopfront to answer questions.

Residents can visit the Shopfront to receive an overall investigation update or to ask more targeted questions about the:

  • Investigation Area,
  • Detailed Site Investigation results and report,
  • Supplementary Detailed Site Investigation findings,
  • Human Health Risk Assessment results and report,
  • Ecological Risk Assessment status, and
  • PFAS Management Area Plan status.

Date Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September 2018
Time 10:30am – 6.00pm (visit any time)
Venue Shop 4, Katherine Oasis (near Woolworths)
Cnr First Street and Katherine Terrace, Katherine
JUN 18-20

Community Walk-in Session & Shopfront

On 18 June Defence held a Community Walk-in Session in Katherine to provide the local community an update on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Tindal and nearby areas.

Members of the investigation team were available to discuss the progress of the investigation and answer questions about the Human Health Risk Assessment.

Defence also held a Community Shopfront to provide an opportunity to find out more about the environmental investigations in an informal setting.

Further information is available in the factsheets and presentation below.

MAR 27-28

Community Shopfront

The Department of Defence opened a PFAS Investigation Community Shopfront at Shop 4 in the Katherine Oasis Woolworths Complex on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March 2018.

The Shopfront provided the community with an opportunity to find out more about the PFAS investigation in an informal setting. Representatives from Defence, Coffey, Health and other government agencies were available at the shopfront to answer questions.

DEC 4-6

Community Walk-in Session and Shopfront

On the 4th of December Defence held a community walk-in session at Katherine to present information gathered during the Detailed Site Investigation and the findings of the Interim Human Health Risk Assessment.

The community walk-in session was followed by a community shopfront from that was held from the 5th to the 6th of December. Community members were invited to attend the community shopfront to talk about the investigation with representatives from Defence, the investigation team and other Government Agencies.

Further information is available in the following factsheets and presentation:

OCT 10-12

Community Shopfront

The Department of Defence held a Community Shopfront at Katherine Oasis (Woolworths complex) from Tuesday 10 October until Thursday 12 October 2017.

The Community Shopfront provided Katherine residents with an opportunity to find out more information about the investigation in an informal setting. Representatives from Defence and other government agencies were available at the Shopfront to answer questions.

JUN 29

Community Walk-in Session - 29 June 2017

On 29 June 2017, Defence held a Community Walk-in Session in Katherine outlining the results of the Preliminary Site Investigation at RAAF Base Tindal. For further information download the presentation below.

APR 12

Community Walk-in Session - 12 April 2017

On 12 April 2017 Defence held a Community Information session in Katherine. The session provided a broad overview of PFAS substances and an update on the environmental investigation on and in the vicinity of RAAF Base Tindal. For further information download the presentation below.

MAR 22

Community Update Notice

On 22 March 2017 Defence released a notice to the community. The notice explains that preliminary tests identified the presence of PFAS around RAAF Base Tindal. The notice also provides a brief overview of the detailed environmental investigation.

2016 Consultations

NOV 23

Community Walk-in Session - 23 November 2016

On 23 November 2016 Defence held a Community Information session in Katherine. The session provided a broad overview of PFAS substances and outlined ther results of the Preliminary Sampling Program key findings. For further information download the presentation below.