Project: Asbestos in Soil and Buildings Assessment, Eclipse Island
Client: Department of Parks and Wildlife
Many buildings were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s and not been occupied or used since the mid 1970’s when the lighthouse became automated. It was known that weathering had affected asbestos building products used in site structures, and previous infrastructure had been demolished and disposed of on the island. Additional data was required to consider the implications of renovation and remediation of asbestos materials in historical structures, as well as management of asbestos material in soil.
A visual survey and limited sampling were undertaken to inform the site register and to assess soil contamination. Information from the investigations was considered in light of limited access to the island (by boat or helicopter) to allow consideration of the costs which might be required for asbestos management against any benefits from potential development of the island for other uses.
Key services provided for this project included: