The Orica site has been used since circa 1875 for the manufacturing, storage and dispatch of explosive materials mostly associated with the mining industry. While these uses are now being decommissioned, some of the northern central part of the site will be existing industry for the foreseeable future.
Much of the site has residual contamination. Orica is proposing to invest substantial capital to remediate the site making it suitable for future economic uses.
The site’s future can and should be planned to coincide with the rehabilitation process.