It’s soil good: Town of Bassendean not worried about contaminants in blocks for sale

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THE Town of Bassendean has moved to allay any concern that two blocks it has for sale have not been tested for soil contaminants.

The Town recently advertised for tenders for properties on Chapman Street in Bassendean and Lord Street in Eden Hill.

Chief executive Bob Jarvis said the Town would be doing a geotech analysis as “a matter of course”.

The Town of Bassendean’s request for tender in the Eastern Reporter.

“That won’t happen immediately, we’ve got some quotes happening at the moment,” he said.

“We don’t expect them to be contaminated, they’re on suburban streets surrounded by houses on three sides that aren’t contaminated.

“It’s not like they’re on an old tip site or anything.”

The sites do not appear on the Department of Environment and Regulation’s contaminated sites database.

Bassendean manager of development services Brian Reed said the results of the testing would be added to the tender documents.

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