Michelle Lensink

Site Contamination, Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park

My question is to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation regarding Site Contamination in Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK  ( 14:23  ):Can the minister confirm that more than six weeks ago the Environment Protection Authority identified a significantly increased risk to residents in Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park as a result of groundwater and soil contamination?
 
 The Hon. I.K. HUNTER  (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation)  ( 14:23  ): I thank the honourable member for her important question. My answer is yes.
The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK  ( 14:24  ): Supplementary question: have residents been informed and will they be asked to vacate their properties?
 
 The Hon. I.K. HUNTER  (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation)  ( 14:24  ): The EPA has been working with a number of stakeholders in this area over a period of time. Recently, it has been brought to my attention that the ongoing low-level risk has risen and the EPA will be conducting some community consultation in the very near future, primarily getting in touch with residents and other effective—
 
 The Hon. R.I. Lucas: Well they haven't been told.
 
 The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: The honourable members opposite are again making claims which have no substantiation or basis in truth.
The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK  ( 14:24  ): Supplementary: can the minister guarantee that the residents will not be asked to vacate their properties?
 
 The Hon. I.K. HUNTER  (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation)  ( 14:24  ): The government will be taking all appropriate actions in this regard. First of all, we will be communicating with the residents.

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