Case Study Natural Turfgrass Averts Environmental Disaster
The Portsmith Landfill in tropical North Queensland (Cairns) is situated on a 20.12 hectare parcel of Crown land for which Cairns Regional Council (Council) is a trustee under the lease which expires on 31 August, 2062. The landfill has been operational since 1984 and received household and commercial waste until November, 2009.
On 7 February, 2009 an environmental incident (stormwater and leaching) occurred at the landfill site and all deliveries ceased. The incident required civil rectification works to allow time to source and apply earthen cover material.Case Study Natural Turfgrass Averts Environmental Disaster