BREAKING: SDRC confirms asbestos in Warwick park
RESULTS of the council investigation have confirmed asbestos was the material found in Australiana Park last week.
An SDRC spokeswoman said it was at this stage suspected the material had been there since the park’s previous use as a landfill site, and worked its way to the surface over time.
“We are confident all material present on the ground has been removed and there is very minimal risk to the public,” the spokeswoman said.
“However, given the popularity of the park with residents and visitors, council is taking a cautious approach and removing the topsoil from the area immediately around where it was found.
“A qualified asbestos contractor will remove the soil and dispose of it, and the site will be remediated by capping and covering with mulch and tree plantings.”
These areas will remain closed to the public until remediation works have been completed.