Walliston: park closed because of sinkholes is getting fixed

L-R: City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina, Cr Michael Fernie and Cr Geoff Stallard at Alan Anderson Park in Walliston. Photo: David Baylis
L-R: City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina, Cr Michael Fernie and Cr Geoff Stallard at Alan Anderson Park in Walliston. Photo: David Baylis

ALAN Anderson Park in Walliston is on track to be open in early 2019 following restoration works.

The park, previously a landfill site, was facing permanent closure after sinkholes up to half-a-metre deep forced the City of Kalamunda to fence it off in 2015 due to safety concerns.

The restoration works include heavy compaction of the site to avoid future sinkholes, and placing a geo-textile fabric and a capping layer to encapsulate any asbestos-containing materials.

The ground at Alan Anderson Park has been compacted using an impact roller and works to complete the capping layer earthworks will be completed in August.

Planting of creeping grasses will be done in spring.

Mayor John Giardina said it would be fantastic to see the much-loved community park reopen to the public.

“Residents were very passionate about restoring the site, and I am sure will quickly put the reserve to good use,” he said.