24 Frances Bay Drive - Demolition and asbestos containing material removal
The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is demolishing the vacant building located on Crown Land at 24 Frances Bay Drive, Stuart Park.
The building is being demolished as it has been found to have significant inherent structural issues, due to damage caused by thunderstorms which partially removed the roof and resulted in substantial internal damage to walls and trusses.
Asbestos containing material (ACM) and synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) have also been identified on-site and will be safely removed before demolition commences.
The building was formerly occupied by Perkins Shipping and has been vacant since 2013. A maritime museum history curator will inspect the building before demolition. Any artefacts found of heritage value will be protected and transported to the Maritime Museum.
- removal of all ACM and SMF
- dismantlement and removal of entire building structure
- removal of northern section of site including old office building and winch shed
- removal of two dongas
- removal of all plant and machinery
- removal of loose materials such as ladders and rails on lower area
- replacement of fence on the northern end of site
- install new fencing and gates around the site
- prune and tidy trees.
Works will commence 22 May 2020 and are expected to be completed by late-June 2020.
Traffic management on Frances Bay Drive will be in place for the duration of works.
There may be an increase in noise and heavy vehicle movements within the area during this time. All efforts will be made to minimise disruption where possible.