Alan Anderson Park was previously used for the disposal of inert waste, however a recent geotechnical study found indications of small amounts of general waste. The site was decommissioned as a tip-site more than 30 years ago and had been converted into a local park for passive recreation.A geotechnical assessment by a consultant was undertaken in late 2015. The report identified the likely causes and made recommendations regarding the restoration of the site.Community feedback was sought on the proposal and closed on 31 March 2016.
Remedial and testing works were undertaken in August 2016, with the results provided to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Department of Health for further consideration and advice.
Funding for the park’s restoration was confirmed in the 2017/2018 budget, and works got underway in April 2018.
The works involve surveying, compaction of ground materials, a vegetation audit, installation of capping, earthworks and planting.
A timeline of the work schedule is below.
Preliminary works will involve surveying, mowing, brush cutting and removal of tree debris and dead branches.
Compaction works will include the use of heavy machinery to vibrate, compact and compress earth materials into position. To ensure all ground is sufficiently compacted, the existing playground must be temporarily removed. The playground will be reinstated once earthworks are complete.
Once compaction works are complete, a review of the existing vegetation will be undertaken including remedial works to salvageable plants.
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