THE Shire of Mundaring has warned people to avoid accessing part of a Glen Forrest property.
Previous uses of the site at 440 Strettle Road included a brickworks, clay quarry, informal BMX track and landfill, with disposal of rubble and fill material at the site ceasing in the 1980s.
A statement from the Shire said the advice was “a precautionary measure to prevent exposure to any potentially hazardous material at the site”.
“Signage and barrier netting were erected at various access points earlier this week,” it said.
The council decided to sell the land in March and issued a licence to a prospective buyer to carry out site investigations.
“Part of the conditions for the site investigations stated that the contractor be required to remove all debris and clean the area on completion,” the June 28 statement said.
“During the investigation, approximately eight small excavations were carried out and some formerly buried material, including demolition rubble and tree stumps, was unearthed.
“The investigations by the prospective buyer are now complete and the clean-up and removal of debris were undertaken on Monday, June 26.”
It said the Shire would look at other management options in consultation with the Department of Environmental Regulation, which may include further measures to restrict community access if a public health risk was identified.