Asbestos management publication launched in the Shoalhaven
August 15, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green joined the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce in launching an asbestos management publication at Coolangatta Estate, Coolangatta this morning.
The new document provides practical assistance to both the construction and demolition waste recycling industries in minimising the potential risk of asbestos contamination in recycled worksite materials such as brick and concrete.
Councillor Green said the Shoalhaven was a fitting location for the launch of the new document saying Shoalhaven City Council staff had strong input into the document through the Southern Councils Group.
“Asbestos is obviously a dangerous and highly toxic substance, making it vitally important that the strategies and processes put in place through this very important Workcover guide are consistently followed,” said Clr Green.
“Shoalhaven Council has undertaken a number of important changes to our construction and demolition recycling policy to ensure the area’s recycled products are of a consistently high quality.
“It has been a long process but by implementing the strategies and measures used in the Management of asbestos in recycled construction and demolition waste guide Council is well equipped to manage the risks associated with asbestos.”
“I would like to congratulate Workcover on the launch of today’s guide and also make special mention of the Shoalhaven City Council Waste Mangement Department who had direct input into the publication’s content.”