Council will be undertaking a second round of soil capping works at Quarry Park, to support further development of the large popular Parkland located off Farnsworth Avenue in Footscray.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires Council to undertake a capping process to enable future development on the land. Capping involves adding more layers of compacted earth on top of the existing landscape.

The first round of capping, completed in 2019, was focused on the western side of Quarry Park, including the Oval and northern edge of the park. This also enabled construction of the Melbourne Korean War Memorial, the first erected anywhere in Australia.

The second stage will involve adding around 50 centimetres of a new top layer of compacted earth over approximately 3.25 hectares in the eastern part of the park, to establish suitable ground conditions for future park improvements.

This is the area backing onto Farnsworth Avenue that borders Footscray High School on one side, the bike park on another and sits between the open lawn and Merv Hughes Oval.

The second stage of capping works are scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2023 and will take several months to complete.

There will be some noise, dust and increased truck movements to and from the site bringing in capping materials, while these works are undertaken. We will do our best to minimise this.

Further information will be provided closer to the time.