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New James Hardie Legacy site (49) identified in Granville

The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has advised City of Parramatta Council it now considers FS Garside Park in Granville to be a James Hardie Legacy site.

In May 2019, Council commissioned soil investigations on the site as part of its early works to prepare the North Granville Community Facilities Masterplan.

While Asbestos air quality monitoring results before, during and after the testing were within normal levels, soil test results indicated some areas of the park contain materials (currently buried beneath the soil) that may pose a risk to public health and safety if disturbed. 

As a precautionary safety measure, Council has closed the dog park, the reserve at Duck Creek and sections of the football field to prevent public access and soil disturbance.  

Remediation to these areas will be carried out as part of the Masterplan and park improvement works expected to commence in 2020.
Council’s webpages FS Garside Park and the North Granville Community Facilities Masterplan have more information on the proposed improvements to FS Garside Park.