Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Jervis Bay Territory - PFAS community walk-in session

3 December 2020

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Relevant: Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) Residents
Topic: Jervis Bay Territory - PFAS community walk-in session

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the Department) will be available to speak with the community and answer their questions at today's per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) community walk-in session for the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT), held by the Department of Defence.

The health and safety of the JBT community is the first priority of the Australian Government, with independent testing confirming that JBT drinking water is safe and well within the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

While Defence leads the investigation, remediation and ongoing management of PFAS in the JBT, the Department—in its role of providing state government type services to the Territory—works closely with Defence.

The community walk-in session will be an opportunity for JBT residents to raise concerns, ask questions and have access to information about Defence's PFAS risk assessment and plan for the future management of PFAS related risks, and the Department's provision of safe drinking water and up-to-date information and precautionary advice.

The Department will continue to ensure drinking water quality for JBT residents and visitors, including through routine monthly testing for PFAS.