Council works at Casula High School

Liverpool City Council will undertake landscaping and remediation works at the entrance to Casula High School over the holiday period.

Soil containing traces of bonded asbestos will be covered with a sealing membrane, 500 mm of clean fill and then re-turfed.

The $1 million works program will also improve drainage and provide a fresh, attractive entrance to the school.

Liverpool City Council CEO Kiersten Fishburn said the Council has worked very closely with the school and the Department of Education since it became aware that contaminated fill had inadvertently been used by Council at the school.

“This should not have happened but since the error was discovered we have been doing everything possible to develop and implement a remediation plan and ensure there was no risk to the public,” she said.

“Council staff and consultants have closely monitored the site, working under the supervision of the NSW Environment Protection Authority. Small quantities of fibro sheeting have been collected and disposed of safely.

”The remediation works will be completed over the holiday period so as to not disrupt teaching and learning. Final landscaping work is likely to continue next year.

“Appropriate safety controls, including air monitoring, will be in place while work is under way.”