Asbestos is a dangerous substance and laws govern the collection, removal, transportation, storage and disposal of asbestos waste. There is no safe exposure level of asbestos.

Asbestos was used extensively in the building and construction industry in New South Wales until 1986.  Many buildings built in Strathfield Local Government Area before 1987 may contain asbestos.

Asbestos fibres can easily become airborne if disturbed, and if they are inhaled, they can cause a variety of life-threatening diseases, including asbestosis (scarring of the lung tissue) and mesothelioma (cancer of the pleural lining). 

If you are planning works to your home or property and your property was built prior to 1987, you should carefully consider asbestos issues.  This section of the Council website provides information and advice on dealing with asbestos. 

 

How can I identify asbestos?

Asbestos was used extensively in the building and construction industry in New South Wales until 1986.  Many buildings built in Strathfield Local Government Area before 1987 may contain...

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What to do if you find asbestos in buildings under exempt & complying development

Licencing for asbestos removalists is regulated and administered by NSW WorkCover Authority.  Approval must be sought from WorkCover for the demolition and removal of asbestos. Since 1 January 2008,...

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What do you if you find asbestos in your home

What do you do if you find asbestos in your home? If asbestos containing material is in sound condition and left undisturbed it generally will not present...

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How to remove and dispose of Asbestos

How is asbestos removed? Licencing for asbestos removalists is regulated and administered by NSW WorkCover Authority.  Approval must be sought from WorkCover for the demolition and removal of asbestos.   Since...

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What do I do with a fire damaged building?

Asbestos dust and fibres have the potential to present a health risk.  After a fire, asbestos clumps and some fibres may remain in the ash and may...

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Asbestos - Links and additional information

Information on safe removal practices for asbestos is available at: Think Asbestos www.thinkasbestos.com.au NSW Government – Fibro and Asbestos - a Practical Guide www.nsw.gov.au/fibro DIY Safe-NSW Department of Heath Asbestos...

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