The Jabiru township is part of Kakadu National Park and is on land leased from the Director of National Parks to the Northern Territory Government’s Jabiru Town Development Authority (JTDA). This lease is due to expire in June 2021, and it is anticipated that new leasing arrangements between the traditional owners and the Commonwealth Government will be negotiated before this end date. The Commonwealth Government made a significant funding commitment in January this year to encourage growth in tourism and business investment within Kakadu National Park and Jabiru. This funding included an allocation towards remediation efforts within the area. This week the Director of National Parks has issued four opportunities to assist with remediation efforts through a series of environmental, structural and hazard assessments.
HAZMAT Assessment: A suitably qualified service provider is required to undertake an assessment to identify the presence and status of hazardous materials within Jabiru which will inform relevant remediation and future management requirements. This will include an assessment of asbestos and other hazardous materials on all lots (including residential, commercial, industrial, tourism, miscellaneous structures and other facilities) located on the lease area against relevant industry standards.
Industrial Contaminant Assessment: A suitably qualified service provider is required to undertake a comprehensive assessments of all relevant industrial and commercial sites located in the Norther Territory Township of Jabiru within which Contaminants of Potential Concern (CoPC) may be present.
Structural and Ecological Assessment: A suitably qualified service provider is required to undertake a general building assessment, structural assessment, electrical assessment, hydraulic assessment and ecological assessment for each lot within Jabiru.
Essential services Assessment: A suitably qualified service provider is required to undertake a comprehensive assessment of essential services networks located within the Jabiru. This includes water, sewage, stormwater and the pavement network within the area.
The successful service provider will be required to work closely with the Director of National Parks, the Northern Territory Government, ERA, Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and other key stakeholders to deliver the project. All RFTs close 17 June 2019, with an expectation for contracts to be placed by 1 July 2019 and all assessments completed by 8 Nov 19, for contract closure on the 20 Dec 2019.