Tonsley and surrounding areas

Tonsley proposed groundwater prohibition area.

The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area in Tonsley and portions of Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park and Marion. These suburbs have a proud manufacturing history, with some past chemical disposal and handling practices having contaminated the groundwater.

If contaminated groundwater is a risk to human health, the EPA has the ability under the Environment Protection Act 1993 to establish a groundwater prohibition area. The purpose is to protect both current and future landholders from accessing the contaminated groundwater.

The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area in Tonsley and portions of Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park and Marion. These suburbs have a proud manufacturing history, with some past chemical disposal and handling practices having contaminated the groundwater.

If contaminated groundwater is a risk to human health, the EPA has the ability under the Environment Protection Act 1993 to establish a groundwater prohibition area. The purpose is to protect both current and future landholders from accessing the contaminated groundwater.