QEII Site Update - No Asbestos Risk At Track
Media Release – 23 May
QEII Site Update
Following testing of an area including the
public walking track near QEII stadium, it has now been
confirmed that there is no risk to the public from asbestos
and the area has now been re-opened.
As advised last week,
a small amount of asbestos piping was recently found buried
at the QEII Stadium site during the demolition, and this has
prompted some further investigation by CERA.
still ongoing at the QEII site and is likely to take a
further five to six weeks.
Updates will be provided as
soon as further information is
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