A tender for the remediation of the former Oatley Bowling Club site has been awarded by Georges River Council with work expected to start early in the New Year.
The site, now closed to the public, will undergo extensive remediation works to enable it to be used in the future for community open space and recreation.
Georges River Council allocated funding of $1.5 million in its 2020/21 budget for the remediation works..
The council received seven tender applications which were evaluated by the council's Tender Evaluation Committee.
Community engagement was conducted earlier in the year, with designs for the remediation presented at a community workshop about the Draft Plan of Management being currently prepared for the site.
The Draft Plan of Management and Masterplan will be considered by Council for endorsement for public exhibition shortly.
The council also held a 'Visioning Workshop' in March for the site where it revealed that all existing trees on the site would be retained, access would be restricted to foot and bicycle, asbestos decontamination be undertaken, and historical information about local conservationist Myles Dunphy would be included,
Remediation works to be carried out at the site include:
- Management of asbestos impacted material, including appropriate site establishment, controls, notifications, disposal/movement and certifications;
- Necessary excavation, disposal, dewatering and shoring to enable construction and reinstatements of the site;
- Import and reuse of material onsite to develop appropriate levels;
- Construction and landscaping of gabion retaining structures;
- Consolidation of the site to meet designated surface conditions and levels.
Remediation works are to commence in February, 2021 and are expected to be completed by August, 2021.