Asbestos reach grows

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: A NSW Fair Trading representative speaks to resident Janelle Quilter at the Culcairn information stand in June. The town has since recorded its first positive result for loose-fill asbestos.A SECOND Albury property has tested positive for loose-fill asbestos while Culcairn has recorded its first confirmed resultunder the present statescheme.
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Thirty Greater Hume properties are now known to contain the dangerous material,with the Culcairn home the first of those outside Holbrook.

A NSW Fair Trading spokesman said testing in Albury and Greater Hume was expected to finishbefore December, but demolition schedules in the voluntary purchase and demolition programwere yet to be finalised.

Information released this week showed 1485 Albury tests out of4751 registrations had been completed, with 416 not proceeding.

The spokesman said this referredto properties withdrawn by their owners,not meeting the criteria andduplicate registrations.

“There has been no significant delay to the program as a result of these registrations,” he said.

In Greater Hume 525 out of 1748 tests are completed and94 haven’t proceeded.

Greater Hume general manager Steven Pinnuck said the rate of positive tests had slowed although the number remained a concern.

The Culcairn confirmationhad been a more recent result.

“We always felt that there werepossibilities that there were impacted properties elsewhere in the shire,” Mr Pinnuck said.

“Obviously the number is going to go higher, but how high that will be, it’s difficult to predict.”

With Holbrook, which has the second largest number of instances in NSW,identified as a hot spot,extra resources had attempted to speed up the level of testing.

“Which is a good thing because at the end of the day I think most people just want to know whether their property is impacted or not so that they can start planning where they go to from there,” the general managersaid.

Themonthly support group meetings for affected residents had discussedthe need to store people’spossessions if theyrebuilt.

“We’re trying to work with them at the moment to come up with some solutions around shipping containers and the like,” Mr Pinnuck said.“It would appear that we’re still some months away from any demolitions happening.”

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