The Minister has met with the CEO of Mac Point, Mary Massina, to turn the first sod on preparing the first parcel of land for development.
Breaking new ground onsite signals the beginning of the next phase of this important project, opening up the site to permanent development.
Excavation work has begun on the northern boundary of the site with remediation work to include; the removal of concrete, demolition of a shed, the removal of the former concrete batching plant and the stockpiling of soil.
Over the next three months around 6,000 tonnes of soil, equivalent to an Olympic size swimming pool, will be removed from site then tested ahead of being transported to Copping Landfill.
Around 26 direct jobs will be created during the remediation work, which is great news in helping to support local jobs and our economy.
Once the remediation work is complete, the next step will be to construct the road which will allow access to the first parcels of land that will be offered for development in the new-year.
This is an exciting time for Macquarie Point and the legacy we will leave will be one that is well considered, responsible and something to be enjoyed for generations to come
Media contact – Amira Vaatstra 0438 132 939