Edinburgh Stage 2 consultation in portions of St Kilda, Bolivar and Waterloo Corner

Edinburgh airport - photo courtesy Defence Australia

A Groundwater Prohibition Area was established on 3 February 2022 from the Edinburgh RAAF Defence Precinct to Port Wakefield Road.

The second stage now proposed is from the Precinct area to the Barker Inlet, and is required to protect bore users from future migration of the contamination from per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through the groundwater. It covers an adjoining area from Port Wakefield Rd to the Barker Inlet, taking in parts of Waterloo Corner, Bolivar and St Kilda, to a depth of 20 metres below ground level.

The purpose of a groundwater prohibition area is to protect both current and future landholders from accessing contaminated groundwater via a bore on their property.

Community consultation on stage 2 will remain open until 2 February 2023.

All copies of reports, community updates and information are available on this page. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, or if you have any feedback, questions or concerns, please contact us on:

Ph: 08 8429 7245 or email

A Groundwater Prohibition Area was established on 3 February 2022 from the Edinburgh RAAF Defence Precinct to Port Wakefield Road.

The second stage now proposed is from the Precinct area to the Barker Inlet, and is required to protect bore users from future migration of the contamination from per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through the groundwater. It covers an adjoining area from Port Wakefield Rd to the Barker Inlet, taking in parts of Waterloo Corner, Bolivar and St Kilda, to a depth of 20 metres below ground level.

The purpose of a groundwater prohibition area is to protect both current and future landholders from accessing contaminated groundwater via a bore on their property.

Community consultation on stage 2 will remain open until 2 February 2023.

All copies of reports, community updates and information are available on this page. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, or if you have any feedback, questions or concerns, please contact us on:

Ph: 08 8429 7245 or email

Map showing prohibition depths

11 months

Please zoom in and out to see the proposed stage 2 groundwater prohibition area marked in orange on the above interactive map. 

The varying depths of the established stage 1 groundwater prohibition area is as follows:

Light blue: 0–30 m below ground level (entire groundwater prohibition area)

Medium blue: 0–45 m below ground level 

Dark blue: 0–60 m below ground level


Page last updated: 05 Nov 2022, 12:40 PM