Council confirms safe removal of dumped asbestos

The remediation works off Bundella Avenue. Photo: Revive Lake Cathie.

THE project to clear material containing asbestos from the eastern end of Bundella Avenue in Lake Cathie is nearing completion.

The waste is believed to have been illegally dumped on the embankment as far back as 30 years ago.

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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has confirmed that contaminated materials in the project footprint were removed safely ahead of being taken to the Cairncross Waste Management Facility.

“The NSW Soil Conservation Service has also replenished the embankment profile using sand from the lagoon berm,” a Council spokesperson said.

“Jute matting and coir logs have been used to provide immediate erosion protection and we will plant native vegetation along the area closer to Spring when conditions are better for new plantings.”

Council and NSW Crown Lands are sharing the cost of the project.

The process involved the removal of the top 500mm of surface material from what was officially described as “illegally dumped historic Asbestos Containing Material”.

Council thanked the Lake Cathie community for its patience while the works were underway.


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