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Peterson Reserve

Soil testing is being conducted following the discovery of small pieces of fibro sheeting possibly containing asbestos.

Recent heavy rain is thought to have caused soil movement bringing these materials to the surface. The materials were largely intact and therefore the risk of breathable, airborne asbestos is very low.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Paul Gibbs, Open Space Coordinator on 9599 4735

Fencing has been installed as a precaution while specialist, qualified contractors conduct soil testing. This involves taking soil samples to investigate the presence of asbestos containing materials in the soil.

This follows the discovery and removal of similar materials in this location in September last year. At that time the surface of the park was inspected and deemed safe for public use by certified asbestos specialists.

These further investigations aim to establish why this material has reappeared and help inform possible further remediation works and inspection regimes for the ongoing safe management of the park.

The safety of park and playground users is paramount. The fencing is expected to remain in place for a minimum of one week depending on the results of the testing. We apologise for the inconvenience and request your cooperation in staying outside the fenced area.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Paul Gibbs, Open Space Coordinator on 9599 4735