In the Cove was first alerted to the Blackman Park Sinkhole on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. Since that time the sinkhole has increased in the area. Given the magnitude of the issue remediation costs look like they could be substantial.
The contractors at Blackman Park have told several ITC readers that they have stabilised the sinkhole but they cannot do any further work until the rain stops.
Initially, only the immediate area around the sinkhole was fenced off and people were still permitted to use the dog park.
As of today (2 March 2022), further fencing has been installed and visitors are no longer able to access the playground carpark end of the park as the carpark has been fenced off near the Puppy Tail Cafe.
A Lane Cove Spokesperson told ITC the following:
Blackman Park Sinkhole 23 February 2022
Blackman Park Sinkhole 24 February 2022
Just after we took this photo, the contractors arrived to start to stabilise the hole. We were told they needed to make it bigger so they could stabilise it with ballast.
The Video below needs the sound down low as just as we were recording – the bike path was being cleared of leaves and rubbish with a leaf blower.
Blackman Park Sinkhole 25 February 2022
Blackman Park Sinkhole 28 February 2022
Blackman Park Sinkhole 1 March 2022
Blackman Park Sinkhole 2 March 2022
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