As many as one in three Australian homes contain asbestos. Marrickville citizens are reminded of potential dangers, especially at this time of the year when many residents are undertaking home maintenance in preparation for the holiday season.
Any house or apartment built or renovated before the mid 1980s (even brick) will most likely contain asbestos in some form. As well:
Australia has one of the highest incidences of asbestos cancers in the world. Asbestos is of particular concern to Marrickville residents because of the high number of older dwellings being renovated in the area.
Marrickville Council already ensures every Development Consent includes an Asbestos Fact Sheet. The fact sheet can be downloaded here:
Marrickville Council hosted the launch of the Model Asbestos Policy for NSW Councils on Monday 26 November 2012. The Model Asbestos Policy which assists individual councils develop a comprehensive and compliant asbestos policy for their councils.
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