Disappointment as Rozelle Parklands Asbestos Clean-Up Deadline Extended till late March

Kobi Shetty MP  -  Media Release  -  04, March 2024

29 February 2024

Overnight it was announced that the EPA granted an extension to the deadline to clean-up the asbestos contaminated mulch in Rozelle Parklands. 

Kobi Shetty MP says:

“The community is rightly outraged about this delay. It is incredibly frustrating news after we have waited so long for this park to be opened – to then have it open for less than a month before it was shut down.”

“This contamination should never have been able to happen. Transport for NSW and the contractor John Holland CPB must ensure the clean-up of asbestos contaminated mulch is a priority. 

“I’ll continue pressing the NSW Government to make sure the park and the important shared paths through it can be opened as soon as possible.”

“Meanwhile, I’ll be working closely with my colleague Cate Faehrmann in the Upper House who is chairing the Inquiry into the Rozelle Interchange project. The remit of this Inquiry includes the unacceptable contamination of Rozelle Parklands.

“We need to determine how this contamination happened, and what can be done in future to prevent similar incidents. Our community deserves better.”