Collegians Oval will be ready for 2019 season

WORK to remediate the Collegians Junior Rugby League Club oval is under way in preparation for the 2019 playing season.

Southern Downs Regional Council is working with the club to fix the problem after the oval tested positive for asbestos contamination, which stemmed from contaminated mulch that was supplied to residents from the Allora dump.

“It was a very small amount of asbestos containing material across the two ovals and it is not airborne asbestos,” Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said.

“Council is working very closely with Collegians to ensure oval one is remediated and ready again for teams to play on in the new year.

“We’re working with the club to get the oval back to a great condition.” Collegians Junior Rugby League Club president Deb Scanlan said the council and the club had worked in partnership to decide upon the best course of action.

“Council is assisting the club in any way they can to ensure the fields are redressed and ready to be used as soon as possible,” she said.

Article originally appeared in Daily News Warwick.

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