Asbestos Management Policy

Consultation is now closed

We have developed a Draft Asbestos Management Policy to guide the removal and disposal of asbestos within Warringah.

We have developed a Draft Asbestos Management Policy to guide the removal and disposal of asbestos within Warringah.

Consultation is now closed
  • Policy Adopted

    almost 3 years ago

    On 25 November, 2014, Council adopted the draft Asbestos Management Policy.

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    View adopted Asbestos Management Policy


    On 25 November, 2014, Council adopted the draft Asbestos Management Policy.

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    View adopted Asbestos Management Policy


  • Submissions closed

    about 3 years ago

    Submissions are now closed for the Draft Asbestos Management Policy. We would like to thank everyone who submitted feedback.

    For more information, please contact Rodney Piggott 9942 2489.

    Submissions are now closed for the Draft Asbestos Management Policy. We would like to thank everyone who submitted feedback.

    For more information, please contact Rodney Piggott 9942 2489.

  • Draft Asbestos Management Policy

    about 3 years ago

    We have recently developed and are seeking comment on the Draft Asbestos Management Policy.

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    View Draft Asbestos Management Policy

    How can I have my say?

    • Complete online submission
    • Write to Council marked: "Draft Asbestos Management Policy", Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW
    For more information contact Rodney Piggott 9942 2489.

    Comments close 28 September 2014. 

    We have recently developed and are seeking comment on the Draft Asbestos Management Policy.

    View Council report

    View Draft Asbestos Management Policy

    How can I have my say?

    • Complete online submission
    • Write to Council marked: "Draft Asbestos Management Policy", Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW
    For more information contact Rodney Piggott 9942 2489.

    Comments close 28 September 2014. 

  • Background

    about 3 years ago

    A Model Asbestos Policy has been developed by LGSA in partnership with the NSW Government to assist Council's in the development of asbestos management policies. The Policy aims to promote a consistent approach to managing asbestos across NSW. It is a comprehensive and detailed 67 page document and is combined by two parts which aim to provide information to both the community and workers on how to manage asbestos risks.

    A Circular to Council's produced by the Division of Local Government dated 14 May 2013, states:

    “Councils are now required, by virtue of section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993, to consider the Model Asbestos Policy when developing, adopting and implementing an asbestos policy”

    With consideration to section 23A we have developed a Draft Asbestos Management Policy which is reflective of  the Model Asbestos Policy.

    The Draft Asbestos Management Policy aims to outline;

    • Council’s approach to dealing with naturally occurring asbestos, sites contaminated by asbestos and emergencies or incidents
    • General advice for residents on renovating homes that may contain asbestos
    • Council’s Development Approval process for developments that may involve asbestos and conditions of consent
    • Waste management and regulation procedures for asbestos waste within Warringah
    • How Council manages asbestos in the workplace
    • Information resources

    A Model Asbestos Policy has been developed by LGSA in partnership with the NSW Government to assist Council's in the development of asbestos management policies. The Policy aims to promote a consistent approach to managing asbestos across NSW. It is a comprehensive and detailed 67 page document and is combined by two parts which aim to provide information to both the community and workers on how to manage asbestos risks.

    A Circular to Council's produced by the Division of Local Government dated 14 May 2013, states:

    “Councils are now required, by virtue of section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993, to consider the Model Asbestos Policy when developing, adopting and implementing an asbestos policy”

    With consideration to section 23A we have developed a Draft Asbestos Management Policy which is reflective of  the Model Asbestos Policy.

    The Draft Asbestos Management Policy aims to outline;

    • Council’s approach to dealing with naturally occurring asbestos, sites contaminated by asbestos and emergencies or incidents
    • General advice for residents on renovating homes that may contain asbestos
    • Council’s Development Approval process for developments that may involve asbestos and conditions of consent
    • Waste management and regulation procedures for asbestos waste within Warringah
    • How Council manages asbestos in the workplace
    • Information resources