March 2021 – Experiment Farm Harris Park, Parkes Street Footpath Works to start 15 March 2021
On 15 March 2021, work to replace the existing footpath with a new double-width footpath will begin. These works will permanently cap asbestos containing materials known to be present in soils beneath the nature strip. Read more about the works.
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.