From 2019 to 2021, WorkSafe led a taskforce including Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), local councils and government agencies to oversee the removal of waste chemicals at sites in Melbourne's northern and western suburbs.
This included 13 stockpiles of chemicals uncovered in Epping, Campbellfield and Craigieburn in late 2018 and early 2019, and the site of the 2018 chemical fire in Tottenham, near West Footscray.
Tottenham fire site
The project to remove chemicals from the 2018 fire site at Tottenham has now been completed.
Northern suburbs sites
The project to remove chemicals from stockpiles in the northern suburbs has now been completed.