In order to facilitate the discussion of environmental
issues associated with such a large and complex facility, the Sydney
Steel Plant property has been divided into 36 Site Classification
Units (SCUs) as shown in Figure 5-1. The derivation of these units
is based on a number of factors:
- Historical land use and industrial processes
- Known or suspected environmental issues
- Locations of structures to be retained for reuse
- Adjacent land areas required to facilitate the reuse of structures
- Segregation of designated waste disposal areas.
The SCUs have been developed in cooperation with EDM Environmental
Design and Management Limited. EDM has developed a strategy and
master plan that can be used to guide future development of the
Sydney Steel Plant property. The SCU system is employed in the EDM
report to present environmental information, and to allow prospective
tenants or developers to easily extract relevant environmental data.
In this way, the SCUs serves as a basis for future reuse of the
Former Sydney Steel Plant Lands, and a starting point for future
environmental site assessment work.
Table 4-1 presents a chronology of the dominant land uses for each
of the 36 SCUs. Historical building existence information is provided
in Table D-1 in Appendix D, and historical building locations are
shown in Figure 5-1.