21 June 2013

Stromlo asbestos cleanup completed

| johnboy
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The Economic Development Directorate* is letting it be known they’ve cleaned up the asbestos along the Red Rock realignment:

The section of the main trunk trail between ‘Red Rock’ and ‘Tall Trees’ was closed in April 2013 after pieces of asbestos containing material (ACM) were found on two sections of the track.

The section running between ‘Red Rock’ and ‘Tall Trees’ has been permanently closed to allow for revegetation, whilst mapping was undertaken to re-route the main trunk trail around the affected area.

Stromlo Forest Park management have been in consultation with the Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC) throughout the process to ensure the new trail meet the needs of the riders and they are able to enjoy full access to all of Stromlo Forest Park (over 60 kilometres of trails) in a safe environment.

With a sunny weekend in front of us, the timing couldn’t be better for a day out on your bike try out Stromlo Forest Park’s newest section of trail.

Testing for ACM has been undertaken for the health and safety of all Park users and the trail has been given the all clear. No evidence of ACM has been found anywhere else in the Park and all other sections have continued to operate as normal.

* Which apparently runs the mountain bike park, aren’t you glad we simplified the system?

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