Tarcutta Street Former Gasworks Remediation

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This project has now concluded.


This site is maintained as an archive.

Wagga Wagga City Council undertook a remediation of the former Gasworks site in Tarcutta Street. You're invited to find out more about this project and share your stories and memories of this iconic site.

This project had extensive planning undertaken over many years and Council has gathered all relevant information here to make it as easy as possible to read about the background, planned works, possible impacts such as odour and noise and also receive regular project updates.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

Wagga Wagga City Council undertook a remediation of the former Gasworks site in Tarcutta Street. You're invited to find out more about this project and share your stories and memories of this iconic site.

This project had extensive planning undertaken over many years and Council has gathered all relevant information here to make it as easy as possible to read about the background, planned works, possible impacts such as odour and noise and also receive regular project updates.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

This project has now concluded.

This site is maintained as an archive.
  • Remediation project complete

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    23 Feb 2015
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    The remediation of the Tarcutta Street Former Gasworks has concluded and the car park has re-opened.

    Over the course of the 18 month long project 14,000 tonnes of contaminated waste was removed from the site preventing future environmental issues.

    Council thanks the community and nearby residents and businesses for their assistance, patience and understanding throughout the project.

    The conclusion of the remediation project ensures the best outcomes for the environment, community and future use of the site.


  • Weeks 90-94

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    23 Feb 2015
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    Demobilisation and clean-up of the work site with the removal of the last of the site offices and equipment. Final touches including some concreting of paths and driveways, and landscaping including the final turf laying and garden bed mulching, garden irrigation and drainage. Some minor garden planting remains to be completed when the weather cools in Autumn.
  • Weeks 78-89

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    23 Feb 2015
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    The biggest task onsite during this time was the importing and compacting of the clay for the capping layer. This was followed by the construction of the pavement layer.

    Other works include:

    · Installation of kerb & gutter

    · Importing topsoil

    · Construction of the concrete traffic islands

    · Installation of new light poles

    · Installation of the irrigation system

    · Installation of groundwater monitoring & remediation bores

    · Laying turf

    · Laying of asphalt pavement surface

    · Line marking

  • Week 77

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    01 Sep 2014

    Demobilisation of the water treatment plant was completed this week. A number of vapour and groundwater wells were also drilled to monitor current conditions and natural attenuation of groundwater in the future.

  • Week 76

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    01 Sep 2014

    Capping resumed as one of the main activities this week with the extension of backfilling into the former creek bed area (behind the Visitor Information Centre building). Some of the infrastructure for the reinstated car park also went in this week with the installation of the light pole trenches and stormwater drainage network.

  • Week 75

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    01 Sep 2014

    This week saw the focus shift to demobilising the water treatment plant as it is no longer required. Work was also undertaken on conditioning material that has been classified acceptable for reuse on site. 

  • Week 74

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    07 Aug 2014
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    Capping works continued with the area capped to date covering parts of Stages 1, 2 & 3 and Lot 4 remediation areas as can be seen in the map at left. Now that the cap has been placed across much of the site, work has also focussed this week on trimming it to an accurate level that will then allow the pavement to be installed for the car park. 

    In a few weeks, pavement installation will become the main focus of works which will then be followed by the sealing of the car park and other elements required to complete the car park. 




  • Week 73

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    06 Aug 2014
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    Further capping works occurred this week within the remediation areas as can be seen in the map at left.

  • Week 72

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    06 Aug 2014
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    Capping works continue to progress with the area capped to date covering parts of Stages 1, 2 & 3 and Lot 4 remediation areas as can be seen in the map at left.

  • Week 71

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    23 Jul 2014
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    Capping works continued with the area capped to date covering parts of Stages 1, 2 & 3 and Lot 4 remediation areas as can be seen in the map at left.