Grinstead Park asbestos management works - Alderley

Brisbane City Council is pleased to advise that works to remove asbestos-containing fill, improve drainage, and install new landscaping in the southern section of Grinstead Park, Alderley are expected to start in mid-June 2020.

Project summary

This table contains project summary information for the Grinstead Park asbestos management works.
Address Southern section of Grinstead Park, bordered by Sicklefield Road, Raymont Road, Birrimba Street, and Lenna Street
Ward Enoggera
Project outcomes Ensure the safety and wellbeing of park users, the local community and the environment by improving the parkland's condition and safety
Latest update Asbestos management works to start in early to mid-June 2020

About the project

The Grinstead Park asbestos management works will involve:

  • establishing site access, decontamination and construction laydown areas
  • removing trees, shrubs and weed species along the eastern creek bank
  • excavating and removing asbestos-containing materials on the eastern side of the creek to natural ground or to an acceptable level given site constraints
  • removing the existing trash-rack located in the formed drainage line
  • replacing the existing water main and fire hydrant
  • importing clean fill and regrading the creek bank to improve localised drainage and reach final surface levels ready for replanting
  • constructing a new rock wall along a section of the western bank to protect against future potential scouring and erosion
  • landscaping and planting.

Approximately 60 trees, various shrubs and weed species require removal along the eastern bank to safely restore the site.  More than 7600 plants, including native grasses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and palms on the eastern bank will be planted as part of the project.

Council has engaged an external, specialist contractor to ensure safety protection requirements are met throughout construction, and the appointed contractor will manage safety precautions and monitoring measures, including the use of air monitoring devices.

All asbestos handling, removal, and disposal works will be carried out by a licensed asbestos contractor in accordance with the Queensland Government’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and relevant asbestos management guidelines and plans.

Project benefits

The Grinstead Park asbestos management works will remove asbestos-contaminated fill materials to remediate the parkland and drainage area adjacent to Raymont Road, reinstating it as a public green space and improving parkland drainage.

These important works are part of Council's commitment to creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane and will ensure the safety and wellbeing of park users, the local community, and the environment.

Project timing

The project is expected to start in early-mid June 2020 and be completed in late 2020, weather and site conditions permitting. Works will generally take place between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturday works required.

Council is committed to keeping the community informed of construction activity in the area and will provide advance notification of any out-of-hours or other works likely to cause disruption.

Construction impacts

Properties near the work area may experience an increase in truck movements, some construction noise, and low levels of vibration and dust throughout the project. Council will endeavour to keep this disturbance to a minimum where possible. Although the risk of offsite impacts from the works is low, vibration, air, and dust monitors will be in place during the works. 

At times, lane closures on Raymont Road may be undertaken outside of peak traffic times, however, some delays may still be experienced during peak periods. Where necessary, traffic controllers will be onsite to assist road users through the area. Drivers and cyclists should look for warning signage and always follow the direction of traffic controllers.

More information

If you would like to provide comments or find out more about the Grinstead Park asbestos management works project, you can:

  • call the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • call Council on 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Grinstead Park asbestos management works
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated:17 July 2020
Topics: park alderley