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Council is working to improve local Bardon Park

12 October, 2015

Brisbane City Council has completed the second stage of landfill remediation works at Purtell Park in Bardon to improve the condition of the area’s creek.

Environment, Parks & Sustainability Chairman Councillor Matthew Bourke said the $320,000 project would involve constructing a new sewer network connection on the creek bank.

“Purtell Park was a Council landfill site from 1969 until approximately 1972 and settlement of the materials over the years has meant remediation works were required,” Cr Bourke said.

“The remediation works involved minimising the amount of leachate being discharged from the landfill by constructing a new sewer network connection on the creek bank.

“This project is part of our vision to be a clean and green city by managing and preventing the environmental impacts from Brisbane’s closed landfills.”

Local Councillor Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) said the remediation project meant the landfill discharge was now transferred into the local sewer network rather than the creek.

“These remediation works will stop harmful materials draining into the creek and will improve the health and appearance of the creek and will particularly benefit local kayakers and bushcare groups using the creek,” Cr Matic said.

“This is just one of the current maintenance projects taking place to ensure the safety and upkeep of landfill sites around Brisbane.”

Cr Bourke said Council is committed to delivering landfill remediation projects around the city to ensure the safety and cleanliness of these areas.

“Brisbane is home to a number of former closed landfill sites which are currently in use across the city as parkland and sporting fields,” Cr Bourke said.

“To ensure the safety of these sites we have a rolling program to manage and maintain the areas so that residents can enjoy these recreational facilities as part of our clean, green city.”

The remediation work involved closing the entrance from Lorward Avenue, which has now re-opened.

For more information on about the project, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

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