Moreton Bay Regional Council will be implementing asbestos remediation works within Buckleys Hole Conservation Park and adjacent road reserve of The Boulevard, Bongaree.
These works have been triggered by the discovery of historic, illegally dumped construction waste including significant amounts of asbestos. Council has been working with the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science and suitably qualified contaminated land consultants to prepare a remediation plan for the area.
This remediation plan will be implemented to manage the human health risk posed by the asbestos containing material (ACM). The remediation plan includes removal and/or capping of ACM across the site.
Asbestos containing material (ACM) including both bonded and friable asbestos has been observed at varying depths and concentrations along the embankment that runs from the intersection of Brake Street and The Boulevard to the Buckleys Hole Track entrance.
To implement the State Government approved remediation plan, this area has been broken into two management areas, based on several site constraints including:
- concentration of ACM
- health and extent of the native vegetation
- mature trees
- gradient of the embankment
- beach access.
Stair access closure
Due to the location of the identified ACM and remediation works, the stair access track located opposite 15 The Boulevard will be permanently closed.
To ensure that secure access is provided for residents and visitors to Buckleys Hole, Council will upgrade the Buckleys Hole Track entrance, located opposite the intersection of The Boulevard and McDonald Street.
Works will include re-profiling the track and reducing the bogginess of the area, providing improved pedestrian access to the foreshore and Pumicestone Passage.