Asbestos contaminated mulch in parks and garden beds


Clean-up is under way

Several teams are cleaning up affected parks and streetscapes in our area as quickly as possible. Recent rain has impacted our progress.

What we’re doing

Before clean-up work starts, there are several steps. It includes planning for removal, installing infrastructure and equipment needed for clean-up, securing necessary permits and notifying stakeholders. 

Asbestos removalists are cleaning up our sites. Once contaminated mulch is removed and an independent clearance certificate has been provided by a licensed asbestos assessor, barriers and fencing are taken down and fresh mulch laid.

We’re following work, health and safety regulations, SafeWork NSW guidelines and working with the NSW Environment Protection Authority.  

Given the scale of the clean-up we’ve had to prioritise sites based on several factors. We have several teams working progressively through this as quickly as possible.

Barriers and signs are up where asbestos has been detected to stop people from entering affected areas.

We understand you may have concerns if you have spent time in an area where asbestos has been detected. Please visit the NSW Government website for more information.

We appreciate your patience as we work through the extensive clean-up process.

We’re updating this page regularly to keep you informed.

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