2020: Industrial Site. 521 Dundas Street, Forrestfield, Western Australia. PFAS

Industrial site opposite Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Training Academy. 521 Dundas Road in Forrestfield, Western Australia

Sites regulated under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003


A number of sites associated with the use and/or storage of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) are being regulated by DWER under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (CS Act). In addition to locations where aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) have been used, PFAS are often detected near landfills, wastewater treatment plants and other waste disposal or recovery facilities.

Summary information (termed a ‘Basic Summary of Records’ or BSR) on all confirmed contaminated sites (that is, sites classified as contaminated – remediation required, contaminated – restricted use or remediated for restricted use under the CS Act) is publicly available on DWER’s Contaminated Sites Database. To date, PFAS have been identified at the following sites:

521 Dundas Road in Forrestfield (an industrial site adjacent to the Academy) is also classified as contaminated – remediation required due to PFAS impacts.