Liverpool City Council wins Environment Excellence Award for Asbestos Management

Liverpool City Council has been recognised by Local Government NSW (LGNSW) for its successful asbestos risk assessment and management program, winning the Excellence in the Environment Award 2020 - Asbestos Management Award, Division C category.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the award ahead of next month’s Asbestos Awareness Week from 23-29 November 2020.

“The award affirms the Council's commitment to proactively managing remediation works in the Liverpool local government area,” Mayor Waller said.

“Council continues to work with relevant Government authorities and has implemented a management system, and a policy that ensures best practice in asbestos risk assessment and management.

“Asbestos is a nationwide concern and it requires a collaborative approach between all levels of Government to increase awareness and manage this difficult problem.”

Residents who may be thinking about home improvements need to carry out asbestos checks prior or check with Council if you are unsure.

If a house was built or renovated before 1990, there's a possibility that there is asbestos.

“The removal of asbestos is a job for the experts and should never be disposed of in your household bin or in a neighbour’s bin,” Mayor Waller added.

Council’s free asbestos collection service will take place in November. Expressions of interest from residents who require asbestos collection (household amounts of up to 10m² asbestos fibro sheeting) are welcome for a limited time only. Check your eligibility and register your interest by contacting Council on 1300 36 2170 before 30 October 2020.