PFAS Preliminary Site Investigation Report and community sessions

Senversa and the expert team are returning to Norfolk Island on 8 March 2021 to update the community on the results of the first step of the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) levels related to the historical use of firefighting foam at the Norfolk Island International Airport.

After delays due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Senversa and the expert PFAS team will brief a range of stakeholders and host community walk-in sessions on the Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) report.

The community walk-in sessions will take place at No. 11 Quality Row on:

  • Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 12PM–5PM
  • Thursday 11 March 2021, 9AM–12PM

The PSI report and fact sheets will be available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website at on 10 March 2021.

Senversa have recommended a further Detailed Site Investigation to close a number of data gaps relating to the nature and extent of PFAS in groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment and biota on Norfolk Island. A Senversa field team will be on Island over the period 8-16 March 2021 collecting additional samples.

If you have questions or would like further information, we encourage you to attend the community information sessions or contact or the Department on 23315. For further information on PFAS, please go to

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