Addressing Legacy Lead in our Community

 In Our Community, TLAP

TLAP values its community partnerships to reduce children’s blood lead levels as low as possible and addressing legacy lead is a key focus for us.

One of many important partnerships is that with the Port Pirie Regional Council (PPRC). PPRC has undertaken many transformative projects in the past few years which promise to bring about change to the Port Pirie landscape, its amenity and the economy.

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One of the most ambitious projects is that of the Memorial Oval Sports Precinct Redevelopment. With work happening at a cracking pace the TLAP “Greening/Cleaning Team” was on site recently to lend a hand to plant lawn seed on the new spectator mounds on the perimeter of the fabulous new oval. Living in Port Pirie is getting better every day, but we all need to be mindful of legacy lead issues when out in the community and at home.

Man spraying water on the spectator mounds at the Port Pirie Memorial Oval
The TLAP Greenteam crew spraying the Memorial Oval spectator mounds.

To assist its work the TLAP team have an array of implements to make the task of addressing legacy lead in our Community simpler. One such tool is the Hydro-mulcher. This versatile machine is being employed to quickly seed large areas for erosion control, dust mitigation and rehabilitation of sites. In the case of the Sports Precinct the team broadcast 75kg of seed, covering 4000m2 in just under 7 hours with approximately 12,000L from Nyrstar’s desalinated water plant used. Even with the redeveloped smelter we will have a legacy lead issue in Port Pirie for many years to come. Working with the Port Pirie Regional Council on the Memorial Oval precinct project has been a great opportunity to assist with possible legacy lead issues at the site.

Phil and Jake from TLAP in Port Pirie standing next to the Hydro-mulcher
Phil and Jake from TLAP in front of the Hydro-mulcher.
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