Raubers Road landfill remediation project – Stage 1 – Banyo

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise investigation works at the former landfill site at 96 Raubers Road, Banyo (also known as the Mick Doohan Raceway) will soon be commencing in preparation for stage one of landfill remediation works anticipated to commence from 2024. This project aims to protect the local environmental and ensure the ongoing safety of the site for users.

The Raubers Road site was used as a landfill between 1966 and 1973, during which time it accepted a variety of construction, regulated and domestic waste. When disposal at the site ceased, basic closure of the landfill was undertaken in line with standard industry practices at the time. In recent years, Council has conducted Environmental Site Assessments, which recommend remediation works be undertaken to manage liquid that has drained from the landfill (known as leachate) and improve the landfill batter (the barrier between the landfilled materials and the local environment, also known as capping).

This project is part of Council’s commitment to creating a clean and green Brisbane by managing more than 150 closed landfill sites across the city with long-term solutions to ensure the wellbeing of the community and our natural environment for future generations.

Project summary

This table provides information on the Raubers Road landfill remediation project including facility, address, ward, project outcomes and status of works.
Facility Raubers Road landfill, bordering the Mick Doohan Raceway
Address 96 Raubers Road, Banyo
Ward Northgate
Project outcomes The project aims to protect the site’s drainage lines and provide long-term protection of the local waterways, natural environment and users of the site.
Status of works Investigation works commencing June 2021

About the project

Stage one of the Raubers Road landfill remediation project will deliver a leachate management system and an upgraded landfill cap to the northern and eastern areas of the site. These important works will protect the site’s drainage line and ensure the long-term protection of the local waterways and natural environment.

Stage two future works will involve upgrading the landfill cap on the remainder of the site and reinstating the motorsport land use. This will ensure users can continue to use the site safely.

Project benefits

The leachate management system and upgraded landfill cap on the northern and eastern batters will help to protect local waterways and nearby land from contamination.

Project details and timing

Stage one site investigations will occur outside of the Mick Doohan Raceway area, on the north, north-east and north-west boundaries of the former landfill. Investigations are scheduled to commence in June 2021, and will take place from Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 6.30am and 6.30pm.

These investigations will reveal current site conditions and inform initial concept designs for financial, environmental and feasibility considerations by Council. The investigations will involve

  • minor drilling to help understand the former landfill’s dimensions and current soil conditions
  • investigation of the services locations
  • ecological and vegetation surveys
  • water sampling.

Delivery of the remediation works are subject to permits and approvals, budget availability, and weather and site conditions, and Council will continue to update the community as the project progresses. More project details will be provided to the community closer to the start of construction activities in 2024.

Construction impacts

During site investigations, residents and businesses close to the work area may experience a minor increase in vehicle movement on local roads. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your patience while we undertake this important work.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the Raubers Road landfill remediation project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (after hours)
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Raubers Road landfill remediation project team
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 15 June 2021

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