Asbestos

Alterations, Renovations and Demolition


Asbestos and asbestos related products can be highly dangerous with potential fatal, long term consequences if handled incorrectly.

Asbestos may be found in many homes depending on their age and in many different forms.  Renovations in any way, or demolition of structures MUST only be undertaken after a Risk Assessment to determine if asbestos products may have been used in the structure.

In this regard, Council approval is required prior to any demolition works being carried out.  The handling of asbestos in NSW is regulated by WorkCover NSW and removal MUST only be carried out by persons licenced by WorkCover NSW.

Should any demolition works be proposed, contact MUST be made with Council prior to the commencement of the works to obtain details of the approvals required to be obtained.

Local Council Fact Sheet click here

For more information, go to the WorkCover NSW website or click here.


Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation

Some residential homes located in the Liverpool Council area may have been identified as containing loose-fill asbestos insulation, for example in the roof space. NSW Fair Trading maintains a Register of homes that are affected by loose-fill asbestos insulation.

You should make your own enquiries as to the age of the buildings on the land to which this certificate relates and, if it contains a building constructed prior to 1980, the council strongly recommends that any potential purchaser obtain advice from a licensed asbestos assessor to determine whether loose-fill asbestos is present in any building on the land and, if so, the health risks (if any) this may pose for the building’s occupants.

For more information, go to NSW Fair Trading website or  click here.