ILLEGAL DUMPING ASBESTOS – Rangihou Reserve & 1A Morton Street Depot

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PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL’S DIRTY SECRET EXPOSED

50 YEARS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING OF ASBESTOS

NEXT TO MACARTHUR GIRLS HIGH AND IN A PUBLIC RESERVE, RIGHT NEXT TO HOUSES AND LEAKING INTO THE PARRAMATTA RIVER

PUBLIC AND COUNCIL WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS DAILY

APPROXIMATELY 10 ACRES CONTAMINATED

Is Gillard going to question and reprimand her own agents for illegal dumping of asbestos over the last 50 years?

Another Illegal dumping by Telstra 30.5.13 http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/thanks.htm

CORPORATION FINE $5,000,000 or 7 years Imprisonment

letter to ceo re asbestos dumping 14.5.13

14th May 2013 – The illegal dumping of Asbestos at Rangihou Reserve and 1A Morton Street Rangihou Depot by the Parramatta City Council has been going on for over 50 years.  Their dirty secret has now come to the surface. It is very prevalent at the MacArthur Street end of Rangihou Reserve [Sacred Burial Site] and the Rangihou Depot land [1A Morton Street Parramatta City Council Depot].

14th May 2013 – Letter written to CEO giving 7 days to rectify the problem in writing or a report would be made.

21st May 2013 -Reported to the Office of Environment and Heritage RID Squad [Darren Riding].  Samples of asbestos were taken and the area cordoned off immediately. RID Squad representative presented to Parramatta City Council and was welcomed by RED FACED Directors of Open Spaces. The Parramatta City Council are dealing with the matter at executive level, clearly stating they are initiating works on the areas of contamination.

27th May 2013 – Interview on 2GB on the radio

28th May 2013 – Interviewed by Sun Parramatta

30th May 2013 – Interviewed  by Moai Crown

30th May 2013 – Sovereign Tribal elders informed in writing of illegal dumping of asbestos

30th May 2013 – Documentation sent to Julia Gillard and the NSW Office of Premier & Cabinet

Asbestos Map at Rangihou

IMPORTANT

CONTRACT OF SALE ON CONTAMINATED SITE!

PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL NOW HAVE A CONTRACT OF SALE ON 1A MORTON STREET TO AN UNSUSPECTING DEVELOPER

This is illegal activity by the Parramatta City Council

RID Squad email 24.5.13

PRESS RELEASE

PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL’S DIRTY SECRET EXPOSED – ILLEGAL DUMPING ASBESTOS

30th May 2013

Is Gillard going to question and reprimand her own agents for illegal dumping of asbestos over the last 50 years?

Parramatta City Council have just signed a sale of contract for a contaminated site ‘1A Morton Street Parramatta’ to an unsuspecting developer.

Representative of Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council are blaming Parramatta City Council for the asbestos contamination in a western suburbs reserve, depot, school zone, river and streets  of Parramatta New South Wales, over the past 50 years.

The RID Squad has issued a report to the Parramatta City Council in response to asbestos safety breaches however the Parramatta City Council have not responded to Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council about the matter since the formal complaint on 14th May 2013.

Although the Parramatta City Council  have accepted full responsibility for the problems to the RID Squad, the question on everyone’s minds is “when are they going to notify the public, their council workers and Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council?”.

Coming up to the election Julia Gillard will not be too happy with this contamination by her own cunning agents who were hoping that the Maori and Original community would not awaken to the issue and the sacred burial site would stay dormant forever more.

Julia Gillard needs to step up and take the CEO of the Parramatta City Council to task over this dirty secret and penalise them accordingly – Corporation Fine $5million or 7 years imprisonment.

The Parramatta City Council has accepted responsibility for their council workers and contractors mishandling deadly asbestos to the RID Squad.

My question is when are they going to issue a statement to the public for the health and safety of Australian public, workers and communities? Is a $20million Sale Contract No#1 or Public Safety?

Asbestos Specialist are well aware that for the asbestos to be removed, preventative measures will be required to stop it from dusting up, right down to containing the contaminated water used to keep the dust at a minimum.  This is critical and an enormous logistic threat to public, council workers, surrounding homes, the community and the more so the Parramatta River.
A specific area where the asbestos was dumped is metres from Macarthur Girls High School.  Public frequent this area for fitness, running, riding, walking their dogs and staff from Toshiba and the Parramatta City Council walk in this area at lunch time on a daily basis.

The RID Squad and the Office of Environment and Heritage along with Julia Gillard need to pressure the Parramatta City Council to secure this area without delay and put in place a strict management plan to rectify the problem immediately.

Representative of Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council is adamant Parramatta City Council  is solely to blame, supported by whistleblower information from ex-employees of the Parramatta City Council.  It’s time for them to accept responsibility fix the problem.

The Government expects every company in Australia to abide by the laws, regulations and guidelines.

RELATED STORIES http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/asbestos-fears-stop-some-nbn-work/story-fn3dxiwe-1226653433343

information Leaflet asbestos for residents

1A Morton Street, Parramatta Council Depot BUYER BEWARE Sacred Burial Site for Original and Maori

BUYER BEWARE 1A MORTON STREET COUNCIL DEPOT1

1A MORTON STREET PARRAMATTA COUNCIL DEPOT
[CONTAMINATED WITH ASBESTOS]
https://rangihou.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/warning-asbestos-dust-hazard-rangihou/

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SACRED BURIAL SITE FOR ORIGINAL AND MAORI

STATE LEVEL HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

….Council have not disclosed all the information to the Buying Parties….

If you don’t want to loose your money, don’t buy!!!!!

The Parramatta City Council are holding off on releasing these Archaeological Reports for reasons pertaining to a $35 Million sale of 1A Morton Street.  This information is for developers ‘BUYER BEWARE’. Following are the draft reports as PCC are holding off on making the final report public. You need to ask WHY???

1A Morton Street Depot, Parramatta Report FINAL

Rangihou Reserve Heritage Assessment Final Report

1A MORTON STREET, BUYER BEWARE, SACRED BURIAL SITE

1A MORTON STREET, BUYER BEWARE, SACRED BURIAL SITE

9th November 2012

Parramatta City Council officially recognised and acknowledged Rangihou as an Historical Site of Significance for Maori. 

Archaeological Report from Godden Mackay Logan October 2012.

STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE

Rangihou has strong historical association with the Maori community, particularly those affiliated with the Ngapuhi tribal line in both Australia and New Zealand. The site has significance for its connection to the high-born children that were sent to be educated by Marsden at the Rangihou Seminary. For the Maori community, the land that originally comprised of the Rangihou Seminary, which includes Rangihou Reserve and the 1A Morton Street Site, has strong historical associations with the children who were educated there (including some who died and are still buried at Rangihou).

The Maori community values the location of the Rangihou Seminary. The site has strong connections to Rangihoua in New Zealand, where Marsden delivered the first Anglican sermon in New Zealand.

The cultural and spiritual attachments to the site are demonstrated by the continual visitation by members of Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council and the Maori community who wish to commemorate and perpetuate the memory of Rangihou, the Maori Chiefs Hongi Hika, Ruatara, Korokoro and the Maori children who where educated there (some of whom passed away).

The historical associations and social significance of Rangihou Reserve and 1A Morton Street sites are RARE in NSW Australia.

Of particular importance is that the Maori community are allowed to use this portion of land 1A Morton Street, and the surrounding areas of Rangihou Reserve, in their ongoing cultural celebrations.

Any future development at 1A Morton Street should respect and maintain the visual relationship between the publicly accessible portion of the site, Rangihou Reserve and the former location of Marsden’s Rangihou Seminary.

The intangible cultural heritage values associated with the site should be managed appropriately.  This may include but is not limited to, implementation of interpretation measures within any future redevelopment of 1A Morton Street and at Rangihou Reserve, developed in consultation with the Maori Community.  The publicly accessible areas of the study areas, such as the floodplain area, presents an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the historical significance of the site.

MISSING TUPUNA BURIED AT RANGIHOU

In the event that unexpected historical archaeological remains not identified by this report, are discovered at the site, all works in the affected area/s should cease and the NSW Heritage Branch or Local Police should be notified immediately. Further assessment by an Archaeologist with experience in identifying human remains should be consulted to determine the nature of the remains.

CONCLUSION

The site’s association with the Maori community has significance at a STATE LEVEL.  Further research into the social values of the site, including consultation and its association with Maori people is likely to indicate that the site would meet the threshold for STATE SIGNIFICANCE. Further assessment of these values, including consultation, may reveal the intangible cultural heritage values to meet the threshold of STATE SIGNIFICANCE.

MANA WHENUA

The mana whenua were included and participated in the Archaeological Assessment.  Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council currently work with an Aboriginal Working Group on matters that require their interaction and participation.

TANGATA WHENA

The tangata whenua responsible for initiating and facilitating the Archaeological Assessment with Parramatta City Council was Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council.  Archaeological expert was Peter Douglas (Archaeological and Heritage Management Solutions).  Project Management and feasibility study will be undertaken by The Stafford Group.

Kia ora

Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council

Management Team

Unit 5, 114 Harris Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
P: 00612 9806 0091 (BH)
E: admin@nmncorp.com.au

ILLEGAL DUMPING OF ASBESTOS AT 1A MORTON STREET AND RANGIHOU RESERVE

REPORTED 21ST MAY 2013

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Archaeological Assessment at Rangihou Update

Stage 1:

The Archaeological Assessment for Rangihou has commenced.  The Parramatta City Council have commissioned Archaeologists to determine whether or not Maori were a community at Rangihou. Once this is established the Rangihou Site will be registered and ackowledged as a Maori Heritage Site.

Stage 2:

Te Kotahitanga Rangihou Marae Tribes and Council will commence undertakings to unearth and unveil the Four Maori Children that have been buried and missing  for 194 years.

Stage 3:

To be advised……

Rangihou and the 1835 Declaration of Independance

Something that many are not aware off is that the 1835 Declaration of Independance came out of Rangihou, Parramatta NSW Australia.

1835 Declaration of Independance of New Zealand

What is obvious is that a part of history from 1811 onwards is missing from history for Maori.

It is time for Maori, Aboriginal and Australians to be informed of this history in its correct content; the relationship of Rangihou in Parramatta to Maori and the 1835 Declaration of Independence.

Link: http://1835declarationofindependance.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/1835-declaration-of-independance-nz-2/