Asbestos found on two sporting fields in Warwick

Southern Downs Regional Council has confirmed asbestos found on two sporting fields in Warwick came from a council waste facility.

In a media statement, the council said recent enquiries by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland “into low-level contaminated soils” located at Collegian Junior Rugby League field and Warwick Central State School had confirmed the Allora Waste Transfer Facility was the source of asbestos contaminated material, which had been purchased by an external contractor to make top soil.

“Upon becoming aware of the presence of asbestos, SDRC took immediate measures with initial remediation works taking place at the site,” the statement said.

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