In 2012 Wingecarribee Shire Council was notified of the possibility of asbestos within the unsealed road surfaces of several roads in the Robertson area. Council takes any such notification seriously and immediately undertook testing and notified property owners.
Council also notified the appropriate authorities which include the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Health and WorkCover NSW.
Upon further investigation a decision was made to check other roads within the Shire which could potentially have an asbestos contamination.
To discuss this matter further please contact the hotline 0429 997 193. Property owners who would like to receive updates via email rather than post should email their details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council is endeavouring to keep the community informed on this matter and working towards an appropriate action plan to address all future concerns.
Council's Asbestos Policy provides extensive information relating to New South Wales legislation, the development assessment process, and responsibilities for managing, transportation and disposal of asbestos waste.