The former CSIRO Highett site is located in Highett, 16km south-east of Melbourne CBD. The site is approximately 9.5 hectares in size and is bordered by residential properties along Graham Road, Middleton Road and a shopping centre and apartments to the north of the site.
The site clean-up and demolition project included the removal of all buildings and infrastructure within the site.
The work was completed in three stages. Stage 1 was the initial site mobilization and detailed assessment of structures prior to any demolition activities. Stage 2 involved removing 31 buildings from the northern end of the site. Stage 3 involved removing 30 buildings from the southern end of the site including remaining soil and structures from the Stage 2 works.
The final Stage 3 works were completed earlier in 2020.