Pong in one

A MYSTERIOUS pong emanating from a lake on Maylands peninsula golf course is one of the issues discovered during an investigation of contaminated sites in Bayswater.

The WA environment department has nearly finished a detailed investigation of several sites in Baysy built over old landfill sites, including Maylands golf course reserve, Maylands yacht club, Bardon Park and Halliday Park carpark.

“The completed PSI for the Maylands Peninsula Golf Course has revealed the need for further investigation and has provided the city with recommendations to address some issues identified on site,” staff advised.

“The main recommendations relate to erosion, which has exposed landfill in areas and intermittent odour emissions from a lake on the course, which usually occur around April/ May each year.”

• Maylands golf course—that funny smell isn’t the caddy. Photo by Stephen Pollock

• Maylands golf course—that funny smell isn’t the caddy. Photo by Stephen Pollock

Mayor Sylvan Albert says he doesn’t know what’s causing the pong but consultants will conduct further tests “when the odour returns” and recommend action.

Meanwhile, the DES has determined a section of Riverside Gardens East (Lot 800 Wright Crescent) is contaminated and will require remediation.

WA planning commission media adviser Lisa Johnson says the WAPC owns adjoining land and will remediate the site with matting, half-a-metre of clean topsoil and grass.

“The WAPC is negotiating with the city of Bayswater regarding the timing of the works,” she says.

Cr Albert says the site contains “inert building materials”.

by STEPHEN POLLOCK

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