The future of the old Caltex service station site at Burnie’s 1 Mount Street will be decided after consultation with the council and the community.

A spokesperson for the Anglican Church in Tasmania, which owns the land, said the church was still considering future options for the site.

“Decisions will be made after consultation with council and other community stakeholders.

“Our priority at the moment is to make sure the site is cleaned up in accordance with Environment Protection Authority standards.”Share

The action at the Quoiba saleyards on Monday

The church has owned the land since 1853, when it received the parcel as a donation.

Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd has commissioned WSP Australia Pty Ltd to apply to the Burnie City Council for a permit to demolish all the buildings.

The seven underground fuel storage tanks will be pulled out, and the land will be cleaned up before it is concreted over.

The remediation includes excavation, degassing, removal, destruction and soil and water sampling.

It is estimated that up to 540 square metres of soil and up to 200 tonnes of concrete may have to be removed.

Comments on the application close with the Burnie City Council on March 30.

Extracted from The Advocate