PFAS Investigations, Department of Defence

Since 2013 AECOM has implemented staged investigations into PFAS contamination both on and off Site at the Army Aviation Centre Oakey. The project has set numerous precedents and established many of the protocols used by Defence for investigation, human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment and stakeholder engagement. AECOM delivered the project within compressed timelines and in an environment of limited data and scientific uncertainties regarding PFAS impacts and toxicology. The project was unprecedented in relation to the contamination scale and complexity and rapid changes in scope, information and reporting needs. The project was also delivered under intense community, state government and Defence stakeholder scrutiny.