A Geotechnical Study (GFSH-2 Phase 1) was performed for Linbro Park in November 2009 and acknowledged generally favourable soil conditions for development.
The 1:100yr floodlines will have to be re- certified due to the increase in stormwater caused by development of the area.
Leaching of groundwater was evident in the (pink) areas adjoining the floodlines, which will require subsoil drains to be incorporated in service trenches.
Special measures during construction such as shoring and recommendations for certain foundation footings and building procedures were also suggested.
Further geotechnical studies and investigations (GFSH-2 Phase 2) will need to be undertaken
on the individual smallholdings township establishment .
The results of such a study however, should not influence the typology and intensity of the proposed land uses for Linbro Park.
GFSH - Generic Specification for Housing
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan