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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

RAAF Base Pearce

Community Consultation Timeline

Community consultation events are recorded here. Upcoming events appear first.

 

2022 Consultations

JUN 21

Community Information Sessions

On 21 June 2022, Defence held two Community Information Sessions in Bullsbrook to answer questions and provide additional detail about the proposed scheme water network within the RAAF Base Pearce Management Area.

The agenda included:

  • The concept design and feasibility assessment
  • Technical considerations
  • Defence’s funding of the proposed scheme water network and supporting arrangements
  • Broad timelines and next steps.
  • Further information is available in the presentation slides, posters and video below. Further information is available in the presentation slides, posters and video (right).

     

    2021 Consultations

    DEC 4

    Community Walk-in Session

    On 4 December 2021, the Department of Defence held a Community Walk-in Session.

    The session provided the local community with an update on the management, remediation and ongoing monitoring of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce and nearby areas. The Walk-in Session also invited community input to inform options for the supply of scheme water to West Bullsbrook.

    2019 Consultations

    JUL 10

    Community Information Sessions

    On 10 July 2019, Defence held two Community Information Sessions to provide the local community an update on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce and nearby areas.

    Members of the investigation team were available to discuss the PFAS Management Area Plan, the Ongoing Monitoring Plan and the potential long-term water supply options being considered for affected residents.

    2018 Consultations

    NOV 15

    Community Information Kiosk

    On 15 November 2018, Defence held a Community Information Kiosk to provide the local community an update on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce and nearby areas.

    Members of the investigation team were available to discuss the progress of the investigation and answer questions about the Ecological Risk Assessment and the PFAS Management Area Plan.

    Further information is available in the factsheets below. Further information is available in the factsheets (right).

    JUL 24-28

    Community Walk-in Sessions and Community Kiosk

    Defence held two Community Walk-in Sessions on 24 July 2018 and a Community Kiosk on 28 July 2018, to provide the local community an update on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce and nearby areas.

    Members of the investigation team were available to discuss the results of the Detailed Site Investigation and the Human Health Risk Assessment as well as the next steps in the process.

    APR 08

    Bullsbrook Country Fair

    On 8 April 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) opened a stand at the Bullsbrook Country Fair. Representatives from the RAAF Base Pearce PFAS investigation team were available at the stand to answer questions on the PFAS investigations.

    FEB 23-24

    Community Shopfronts

    The Department of Defence ran two Community Shopfronts on the 23rd and 24th February 2018, in Bullsbrook.

    The Shopfronts provided the community with an opportunity to find out more information in an informal setting about the environmental investigation into per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce and nearby areas.

    Representatives from the Project Team were available at the Shopfronts to answer questions relating to the investigations and to provide updates on the Detailed Site Investigation and Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment.

    2017 Consultations

    NOV 28

    Community Walk-in Session

    On 28 November 2017, Defence held a Community Walk-in Session to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce.

    The session provided an update on the second phase of sampling undertaken for the Detailed Site Investigation and outlined preliminary findings of the Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. To read more about this event, please download the presentation or factsheets.

    MAY 18

    Community Walk-in Session

    On 18 May 2017, Defence held a Community Walk-in Session to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce. The event outlined the results of the Detailed Site Investigation and provided an update on the progress of the Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.

    2016 Consultations

    DEC 05

    Community Information Session

    On 5 December 2016, Defence held a Community Information Session to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce. The event provided an update on the detailed investigation works. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.

    SEP 22

    Community Information Session - Preliminary Site Investigation

    On 22 September 2016, Defence held a Community Information Session to present the findings of the preliminary site investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.

    JUN 23

    Community Information Session - Environmental Investigation Introduction

    On 23 June 2016, Defence held a Community Information Session to outline the recently commenced environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Pearce. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.