The final truckload of spoil from the NorthConnex tunnel project has been delivered to Hornsby Quarry in New South Wales, marking a major step in its transformation into new parkland.
More than one million cubic metres of clean fill have been tipped into the quarry, which will be turned into a new 50-hectare recreational space.
Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock was on hand to watch the final deliveries last month, noting how much the quarry has changed over a short period of time.
“It took almost a century to dig it all out but little more than 18 months for us to fill a major part of it in again,” Cr. Ruddock said.
“This has been an enormous job and we are very grateful to NorthConnex for the skilled and efficient manner in which they have carried it out.”
The NorthConnex project team will now spend a few months removing their equipment from the site and carrying out remediation works, including the resurfacing of Bridge Road between Roper Lane and Peats Ferry Road.
Hornsby Shire Council will take back control of the site in the middle of the year.
The council’s plans for the next stage of the rehabilitation are already under way, with a development application for the required earthworks soon to be submitted.
Further public consultation will be undertaken as the project continues, up to its anticipated completion date in 2023.