Midland Railway Workshops redevelopment
Strategen has been appointed by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) as the environmental superintendent for the redevelopment of the Midland Railway Workshops. Before its closure in 1994, the former railway workshops manufactured and maintained rail cars and locomotives for almost 100 years. The planned redevelopment of the Midland Workshops site proposes it to become home to an urban village with a range of residential, commercial, health, education, entertainment and creative spaces.
Strategen are successfully managing the remaining remediation of this complex contaminated site and are rationalising the approvals process.
Key elements Strategen are undertaking within this project include:
- supervising remedial works and undertaking air quality monitoring for dust and asbestos
- characterising the soil in stockpiles for off-site disposal to licensed landfill facilities
- site groundwater mapping to confirm groundwater flow direction across the whole re-development area
- a Detailed Site Investigation for land proposed as a new University medical school
- reviewing various Ministerial Statements covering the workshops and associated conditions to streamline approvals.
The main buildings at the Midland Workshop site are heritage listed and there is a strong requirement to ensure works are done in keeping with the heritage precinct. There are many workers and adjacent residents that use the site and Strategen has to ensure there are no adverse impacts or perceptions of adverse impacts.