About loose-fill asbestos insulation
Loose-fill asbestos is raw crushed asbestos. In the 1960s and 70s it was installed as ceiling insulation in an unknown number of NSW homes.
Over time hazardous airborne fibres can move from the ceiling into living spaces.
Earlier experience in both NSW and the ACT has demonstrated that simply removing loose-fill asbestos from a ceiling cavity does not remove the enduring hazard.
Under the Home Building Act 1989 the NSW Government is required to maintain a register of residential properties that contain loose-fill asbestos insulation. This enables emergency services, agents and property managers, tradespeople, Councils and the broader community to check whether a property is affected.
Event details and registration
There are two information sessions scheduled for agents:
Thursday, 12 July 2018 | 12 noon –1pm
Souths Leagues Club
46 Llewellyn Street, Merewether NSW 2291
(Parking available on site)
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | 2pm – 3pm
East Maitland Bowling Club
Banks Street, East Maitland NSW 2323
RSVP to AsbestosEnquiry@finance.nsw.gov.au or 02 9895 0785 by Friday 6 July 2018.