Former Kalinga Bowls Club remediation project - Kalinga

Brisbane City Council has completed works to remediate contaminated land at the former Kalinga Bowls Club.


Address Former Kalinga Bowls Club, between Thorpe Street and Jimbour Street, Kalinga
Ward Hamilton
Project outcomes To remediate the contaminated land so it is fit for the development of a childcare centre by Council's Lessee, a not-for-profit organisation
Latest update Construction completed in late August 2017

About the project

Council’s initial investigations of the area found that the top layer of soil was contaminated due to the lawn products previously used by the bowls club for the maintenance of the bowling greens.

The site is planned to be developed into a childcare facility by a not-for-profit organisation, The Community Place (Council’s lessee). Council undertook contaminated land remediation works to make the area safe for development.

The remediation works involved:

  • removing up to 500 mm of contaminated soil from the two bowling greens
  • testing the layer of soil underneath
  • backfilling the site with new, clean soil
  • installing turf.

Council undertook remediation works at the former Kalinga Bowls Club site from July 2017 to late August 2017. We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important works.

There will be ongoing internal access road repairs, maintenance and establishment of turf and mulch at the former Kalinga Bowls Club site. Temporary fencing will remain in place until late September 2017 to enable for the road repairs. Construction works will also continue at the site in relation to The Community Place development. 

Project benefits

The site is now fit for the development of the childcare centre by Council’s lessee, a not-for-profit organisation

This project demonstrates Council’s ongoing commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities with better facilities and venues for all ages to enjoy.

More information

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19 September 2017