Changes to BP upgrade conditions
Harvey Shire Council has approved amendments to the upgrade of the BP petrol station in Australind and agreed to foot the bill for ground water monitoring near the site if the need arises.
On site, the amendments require BP to conduct its own ground water monitoring every six months, and a report to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation every two years.
Harvey shire president Tania Jackson said while there were concerns in the community about ground water monitoring, the council could not force BP to monitor water quality off-site.
Cr Jackson said the council agreed that drainage in the area from Ridley Place and the boat ramp could also affect the water quality, not just the run-off from the BP site.