Liverpool Fire Station - Environmental investigation

Department of Defence (Defence) engaged CH2M Hill Australia Pty Ltd (CH2M) as the Lead Consultant to undertake environmental investigations into the historical use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) that contained PFAS at the Australian Army Holsworthy Barracks in NSW.

Liverpool Fire Station was included in the Holsworthy investigations as it was identified as a former Army Fire Station with a history of AFFF use for firefighting training. The site was later leased by FRNSW from Defence in December 2000 before being purchased in 2009. FRNSW is currently assisting Defence with their investigations.

Any inquiries relating to these investigations should be directed to Defence or the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Further Information

Further information on PFAS and the PFAS investigation program being undertaken by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) can be found on the EPA website at

If you would like to talk to the NSW EPA please call the Environment Line on 131 555.