26 February 2013
Special Minister of State Gary Gray confirmed today that he is pleased with the progress of construction works on the northern boundary of the Malabar Headland.
"The works are monitored each day by qualified environmental scientists/engineers and procedures are in place to ensure that the public health and safety is protected," Mr Gray said.
"As part of the works, all water that is collected on site is pumped to an existing leachate control pond where sediments are settled out," Mr Gray said.
"Water then flows into a stormwater retention pond. I have been assured that as of close of business on Friday all water pumped into the leachate pond has been retained on the site and that there have been no discharges to the beach.
"I am further advised that the significant weather events that hit the Malabar area on the weekend have not caused any major damage to the construction site."
The site is a secured construction site, fully fenced to prevent public access to the leachate and stormwater ponds. There are also adequate signs in place around the site to ensure that people are aware that the leachate and stormwater ponds are not suitable for swimming.
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