Former Belconnen Fire Station demolition

The buildings on the former fire and ambulance station sites that front onto Lathlain and Rae Streets in Belconnen town centre are being demolished.

A contract has been awarded to AGH Demolition and Asbestos Removal Pty Ltd to demolish the buildings in accordance with Development Application (DA) 201630268 that is current until 22 December 2022.

The contractor will be on-site from the second half of July 2020 and the demolition is expected to be completed by October 2020.

Demolition sequence

1. Handling and removal of hazardous building materials

The buildings have all been inspected by an environmental engineer and hazardous materials have been tested and identified. The contractor will establish exclusion zones and remediate asbestos contamination and other hazardous material. Waste will be transported to Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approved disposal facilities and a licensed assessor will issue a clearance certificate.

2. Internal strip out

The internal strip-out of non-structural building components and metal roof sheeting will be completed and transported to EPA approved disposal or recycling facilities.

3. Demolition of building structure

Buildings will be demolished beginning with the roof and working down to the ground floor slab. During demolition, any contaminated material will be separated. Waste will be stored ready for transport using an EPA approved transport operator to the relevant EPA approved disposal facility. Demolition of the tower will occur within a plastic membrane that will be installed over external scaffolding.

4. Skip bins and on-site storage

Waste requiring storage on the site will be placed in skip bins lined with plastic. Skip bins will also be fitted with an environmental tarping system.

All demolition work will be done in accordance with an approved health and safety plan that will be overseen by an environmental scientist engaged by the Territory.

More information

Contact the Project Officer on 02 6205 2663 or email epsddcomms@act.gov.au.