Sports ground closure update

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Four of the five local sports ovals temporarily closed last month for public safety are on track to reopen for sport and community use in early December.

Cook Park (St Marys), Cook and Banks Reserve (St Clair), Allsopp Oval (Cambridge Park), Ched Towns Reserve (Glenmore Park) and Parkes Avenue Reserve (Werrington) have been closed since Council found the topdressing used by our contractor, SITA, contained glass and stone.

SITA has successfully remediated each of the playing fields at their cost, and Council is now watering, fertilising and monitoring the grounds to make sure they return as quickly as possible to their usual high standard.

The fifth site, Parkes Avenue Reserve, has been reconstructed and fully returfed and will be ready for use in February 2014.

Council’s annual topdressing program across the City continues to be on hold pending the outcome of SITAs investigation into how contaminating material made its way into their topdressing material. All other grounds where topsoil has been applied recently have been inspected and given the all-clear.

For updates visit or call Council’s Recreation Team on 4732 8092.

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