Mardi gras Fair Day cancelled: Asbestos contamination in Victoria Park, Festival cancelled

A widespread asbestos contamination has now impacted a popular annual festival in Sydney.

Mardi gras Fair Day has been cancelled four days out from the event after asbestos was discovered in Victoria Park.

The organisers, City of Sydney, were informed of the sites possible contamination on Monday with EPA officers undertaking tests earlier this week which returned positive results for bonded asbestos.

It comes as the EPA confirms a total of 22 sites across Sydney are confirmed contamination sites, prompting the closure of parks, building sites, schools and train stations.

More to come.

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