Army Aviation Centre Oakey PFAS Investigation
Summary of the Investigation
Defence is in the process of finalising the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on, and in the vicinity of, Army Aviation Centre Oakey.
All findings from the investigation are available on the publications page
including detailed reports and factsheets.
Defence is now focusing on management and remediation of PFAS contamination within the Management Area.
The outcomes of the investigation are being used to develop a Strategic Management Plan that will outline the best management and remediation solutions for the unique circumstances at Oakey.
The management initiatives that are currently underway or soon to commence include:
- A Water Treatment Plant to filter water from the aquifer
- Provision of alternative water to eligible residents
- Provision of town water connections to eligible residents
- Open drain excavation and containment
- Planned removal of PFAS source areas
Further information is available on the Response Management Activities factsheet
Defence is committed to regularly updating the community throughout the management and remediation process. As well as community information sessions, updates are provided through the project website, direct mail and information sheets as new information becomes available.