Information for the community

Loose-fill asbestos insulation not only impacts affected homeowners and tenants, but neighbours and the wider community.

Demolishing affected properties and remediating the site is the best outcome for the health and safety of the community. The Voluntary Purchase and Demolition Program is delivered in four stages:

  • Identification and assistance – property testing, air/dust assessments and support for owners and tenants of affected properties
  • Purchase – valuation and purchase of affected properties
  • Demolition and remediation – demolition of affected properties and remediation of the land
  • Use or sale of vacant land.

When an affected property is purchased or will be demolished, NSW Fair Trading speaks to neighbours about the process and what they can expect to see and hear.

In some areas, we will engage with the wider community as well. For more information have a look at the demolition information for neighbours page, read the Loose-fill Asbestos Guide for Neighbours and the NSW Community (PDF, 226.08 KB) or refer to the Demolition waste disposal page.

** NSW Fair Trading acknowledges the ACT Asbestos Response Taskforce for their permission to re-edit and re-use audio-visual material in the making of this animated sequence.

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