Last trace of old TAFE site to vanish from Brisbane’s south

It has been a long wait, but the last vestiges of one of the Brisbane inner-south’s most notorious eyesores will be knocked down in weeks.

The last vestiges of the old Yeronga TAFE will disappear in about a fortnight after a long delay in transforming the derelict site in Brisbane’s south.

Demolition began just before Christmas but G Block has been left standing until energex can arrange an alternative power source for the nearby Yeronga State High School.

“The advice I’ve received is there is a transformer in the G Block building that needs to be decommissioned,’’ local MP, Mark Bailey, said.

“The transformer powers part of the high school next door, so arrangements have been made to secure power for the school independent of it so it can be removed.

“Economic Development Queensland is working with Energex and anticipates the demolition of the former G Block building in about two weeks once the transformer has been dealt with.’’

A local resident feared the transformer could contain asbestos, PCBs (highly carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls) or other toxic compounds which might be released by the works.

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