The Glenbrook singletrack (normally ridden as the last part of the Oaks Trail), in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, has been closed due to asbestos fears following evidence Sydney based excavation company Moits has been supplying contaminated material.
Note: it’s only the single track that’s closed, riders can continue down the Oaks fire trail to exit via Glenbrook
As well as supplying material for the Glenbrook trails Moits are a major supplier for the huge West Connex infastructure project and many landscape gardeners for use in private homes which is obviously a huge problem on a massive scale.
“Moits strenuously denied the allegations, saying its recycled products had been certified as asbestos-free.”
Our information is the trails will remain closed while testing takes place. Riders up there this weekend say:
“It’s very well sign-posted and closed off so you couldn’t possibly ‘accidentally’ ride it.”
For up to date information check the NPWS Local Alerts Page.
For more information on this huge story check out http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-31/fears-asbestos-contaminated-road-base-used-on-westconnex/7802098