Tagged: Asbestos

Asbestos Awareness Week

November 16, 2020Posted in: Community

In the lead up to Asbestos Awareness Week, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding home owners and renovators of the risks of asbestos. Council’s Group Manager of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services, Nicholas Wilton said asbestos was still widely used in building materials up until the mid-1980’s. “Even though the manufacture and use of asbestos was...

Asbestos detected at Highlands Golf Club

November 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has confirmed an unexpected find of non-friable bonded asbestos at the Highlands Golf Club located on the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong. The fragments of asbestos were found away from the public course in the internal access driveway adjacent to the utility area. The immediate area is currently being secured to ensure...

EPA infringement notice for RRC asbestos breach

November 23, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today accepted the penalty handed down by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) following the processing of construction waste materials that were found to contain asbestos. The penalty is a result of a small amount of bonded asbestos being detected in recycled aggregate sold from Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in mid-2016....

Council to begin clean-up of RRC aggregate

September 13, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin remediation of the contaminated reclaimed crushed aggregate located within the grounds of the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) following approval from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The reclaimed crushed aggregate in question was found to have contained a small amount of bonded asbestos, not dissimilar to fibro, following routine laboratory...

RRC asbestos update

August 22, 2017Posted in: Community

Last year Wingecarribee Shire Council reported that a small amount of asbestos was confirmed via routine laboratory testing in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre. Since this announcement Council has continued to liaise with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and comply with their Clean-Up Notice as issued on 5 August...