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Land preparation works

MIC is responsible for funding land preparation works, including contamination remediation, benching, demolition and biodiversity works on Commonwealth-owned land. During the year, Land Preparation Works Stage 1 was completed. The Land Preparation Works scope increased due to extensive removal of underground services, which involved detailed excavation work in trenches, plus backfill. Significant quantities of asbestos contaminated topsoil were also encountered and disposed of off-site, further exacerbating cost.

In the coming year, Land Preparation Works Stage 2 will be scoped, tendered and commenced to prepare the site the future interstate terminal and surrounding warehousing. MIC and Qube are working together to agree a work method, finalise the scope and write specifications before calling for tenders.