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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Lavarack Barracks

Community Consultation Timeline

Community consultation events are recorded here. Upcoming events appear first.

2019 Consultations

DEC 3

Community Events

On 3 December, Defence held community events to provide the local community with updates on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of Lavarack Barracks.

A Community Information Session was held to share the findings of the Lavarack Barracks Detailed Site Investigation Report, Seasonal Monitoring Event Report and Human Health Risk Assessment Report.

A Community Shopfront was also held to answer any community questions on the Lavarack Barracks investigation prior to the Information Session.

Further information is available in the factsheets and presentation below. Further information is available in the factsheets and presentation (right).

Defence also held a community information session for the PFAS investigation at RAAF Base Townsville and nearby areas on 4 December. Further information on this event is available on the RAAF Base Townsville website.

2018 Consultations

OCT 31

Community Events

Defence held two community events on 31 October 2018 to provide the local community an update on the detailed environmental investigations into PFAS on, and in the vicinity of, RAAF Base Townsville and Lavarack Barracks.

A community information session was held to provide the findings of the RAAF Base Townsville Human Health Risk Assessment Report, the Lavarack Barracks project team were also available to provide an update on the progress of the investigation. Members of both investigation teams were available to answer questions.

A community shopfront was also held where members of the Lavarack Barracks project were available to provide an update on the progress of the investigation as well as answer questions.

MAY 10

Community Walk-in Session

On the 10th of May the Department of Defence held a Community Walk-in Session to provide the local community with an update on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on, and in the vicinity of, Lavarack Barracks.

The Lavarack Investigation Team updated the community on the sampling requirements and approaches for the Detailed Site Investigation.

Further information is available in the newsletter and presentation below. Further information is available in the newsletter and presentation (right).

2017 Consultations

NOV 29

Community Walk-in Session

From 29 to 30 November Defence held two Community Walk-in Sessions at Townsville to provide an update on the results of the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of Lavarack Barracks. Community members were also given an opportunity to fill in Water Use Surverys.

Download the factsheet for further information.

OCT 5

Community Walk-in Session

On 5 October the Department of Defence held two Community Walk-in Sessions at Townsville to provide the community with an opportunity to discuss the commencement of the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of Lavarack Barracks.

Download the factsheet and presentation for further information.

Water Use Survey (closed)

In 2017 Defence opened a water use survey as part of the Lavarack Barracks Environmental Investigation to collect information about water supply and use on properties around the Base.

The water use survey is now closed. Thank you to all who participated.