Skip to content
Government NSW

ROZELLE PARKLANDS EPA INVESTIGATION

EPA 2 mins read

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation into the discovery of bonded asbestos in mulch at the Rozelle Parklands and has issued a draft Clean Up Notice to Transport for NSW to formalise the removal of all contaminated mulch from the site.

In addition to testing done by Transport for NSW and contractor John Holland, the EPA has done extensive sampling and is currently having those samples tested. We expect to have those results available on Monday 15 January.

The EPA has also visited the supplier of the mulch and has issued the supplier with a formal notice to provide the EPA with information and records. While very early advice was that the mulch used at Rozelle Parklands has not been used elsewhere, our investigation will include a review of all records pertaining to this batch of mulch.

Acting CEO Nancy Chang said the EPA is extremely concerned about the discovery of bonded asbestos at the parklands and is taking strong action to establish the source and ensure the mulch is removed as soon as possible.

“We are working as quickly as possible with the contractor, supplier and Transport for NSW to ascertain how asbestos came to be in the mulch and whether any other sites may be impacted,” Ms Chang said.

“While the asbestos that’s been found at Rozelle Parklands is bonded asbestos and is considered low risk to the environment and human health, our investigation will remain a priority and we will work with Transport for NSW to ensure the park can open to the public as soon as possible.

“We understand the community concerns about this issue, and we are pleased Transport for NSW has acted quickly to inform us and begin work to remediate the site.”

The EPA’s investigation is ongoing, and we will provide updates as they become available.

The EPA will issue a final Clean Up Notice to Transport for NSW on Monday.

Media

More from this category

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse, Government NSW
  • 26/02/2024
  • 13:39
Department of Customer Service

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities to benefit from increased media focus

Monday, 26 February 2024 **In language media releases available via the attachments** NB: 20 translations available More communities across NSW will have access to up-to-date government information with an increased focus on multicultural and First Nations media outlets. More than 190 languages are spoken at home across NSW, including Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese and Vietnamese. NSW also hosts almost 90 independent multicultural and Aboriginal publications and 210 radio programs, spoken in more than 56 languages, that are trusted sources of information for many linguistically and culturally diverse communities. As part of its commitment to greater inclusion across government services, the NSW…

  • Contains:
  • Government NSW
  • 26/02/2024
  • 08:31
Department of Customer Service

Sunflowers blossom at Service NSW, helping people with hidden disabilities

People living with non-visible disability such as autism, epilepsy or who are deaf or hard of hearing will be better supported when completing government transactions at Service NSW Centres, with team members completing awareness training. Service NSW staff from across the 116 Service NSW Centres have participated in training for the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program to be able to recognise customers wearing a Sunflower pin, wristband or lanyard who might require additional support, time or understanding when transacting such as completing a form or using digital services. The Sunflower symbol is a discreet and simple way for people to share…

  • Contains:
  • Government NSW, Property Real Estate
  • 23/02/2024
  • 12:05
CMC

TALENT ALERT: SYDNEY, BYRON BAY SUBURBS TO GO UNDERWATER – STATE DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN

Friday 23rd of Feb 2024 The following experts are available for comment on the NSW Government releasing the nation’s first State Disaster Mitigation Plan (SDMP) Analysis from the NSW Reconstruction Authority finds the state is on track for an annual damage bill of $9bn by 2060 if the effects of climate change and population growth are not mitigated. The northern beaches of Sydney and the Byron Bay region are to bear the brunt of worsening disasters, with storm surges, coastal erosion and flood events to worsen as we approach 2060. ECONOMIC IMPACT Professor Paula Jarzabkowski - Disaster insurance expert, School…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.