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CaylaMax recommences full demolition activity
Release date: 01 July 2016

Head Contractor CaylaMax will recommence full demolition activity as part of the Mr Fluffy Demolition Program from Monday 4 June 2016, following completion of an internal audit investigation commissioned by the Taskforce.

When the Taskforce became aware of allegations relating to misuse of fittings and fixtures it commissioned the internal audit investigation and requested a separate criminal investigation by ACT Policing.

Taskforce marks two years of operation
Release date: 25 June 2016

The Taskforce hit its two year milestone on 25 June with a total of 222 demolitions.

CANCELLED: Curtin information event
Release date: 17 June 2016

Due to anticipated wet weather conditions this weekend, the Taskforce information event at the Curtin Shops on Saturday 18 June has been CANCELLED.

If you live in Curtin and have questions about upcoming demolition in your suburb, please contact the Taskforce by calling 13 22 81, emailing asbestostaskforce@act.gov.au or posting a message on our Facebook page.

We remain committed to engaging with the community so please continue to check our Facebook page and website for other upcoming events.

Audit Report can give community confidence
Release date: 27 May 2016

The first performance audit of the Asbestos Response Taskforce by the Auditor-General can give the community confidence that the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme is being delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

Released on 27 May 2016, the audit report reflects the sound planning and management of the financial arrangements for the Scheme.

ANU survey to study Mr Fluffy health impacts
Release date: 05 May 2016

The Australian National University (ANU) has today launched the third stage of its ACT Asbestos Health Study to examine health concerns of people who have lived in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation.

Chief Investigator Associate Professor Martyn Kirk said a confidential survey would be sent to people registered as living in a Mr Fluffy house when the ACT Government announced its buy-back program on 28 October 2014. Invitations to owners and tenants would be sent out over the next week.

Taskforce set to visit Curtin on 14 May 2016
Release date: 02 May 2016

Do you live in Curtin or Lyons and have questions about asbestos-related activity in your suburb?

Visit the Asbestos Response Taskforce on Saturday 14 May from 1-3pm at the Curtin shops, corner of Carruthers and Theodore Streets.

The Taskforce is available to answer your questions about upcoming demolition activity and how we are working to safely remove Mr Fluffy from your community. Join us - together with other local community groups - for information and advice on what’s happening in your suburb.

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Newsletter: Edition 54
Release date: 17 June 2016

This edition of the newsletter includes details of the extended deadline on the ANU Asbestos Health Survey, information on removal of unapproved structures, details of the public auction of remediated blocks, how to report Mr Fluffy worksite concerns, and Demolition and First Right of Refusal updates.

Newsletter: Edition 53
Release date: 27 May 2016

This edition of the newsletter includes details of how we're ensuring you have a chance to be in the ANU Asbestos Health Survey, recent worksite allegations, how to report Mr Fluffy worksite concerns, and the commencement of First Right of Refusal offers.

Newsletter: Edition 52
Release date: 05 May 2016

This edition of the newsletter includes details of our upcoming Curtin information event, the ANU Health Survey, first sales of remediated blocks and how we communicate with neighbours about upcoming demolitions in their suburbs.

Newsletter: Edition 51
Release date: 01 April 2016

This edition of the newsletter includes details of the upcoming Kambah community celebration, Mr Fluffy neighbour experiences, an Outreach service update and a reminder to complete the Mr Fluffy Removal to Renewal Neighbour Survey.

Newsletter: Edition 50
Release date: 19 February 2016

This edition of the newsletter includes an introduction from the new Minister, outlines planning changes and provision which have now taken effect in DV343 and Land Rent, provides an update on demolition activity and an overview of the outreach and community services available through 2016.

Newsletter: Edition 49
Release date: 21 December 2015

This edition of the newsletter includes details on the year 2015 in review, demolition updates, neighbours thanked for keeping a lookout on vacant properties, low incidents recorded thanks to neighbours of affected properties, details on asbestos assessors, investigation launched on unauthorised release of personal information, details on engagement activities, a few reminders, information on the Christmas shutdown period and details on staying informed.

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CANCELLED: Curtin event on 18 June

Due to anticipated wet weather conditions this weekend, the Taskforce information event at the Curtin Shops on Saturday 18 June has been cancelled.

If you live in Curtin and have questions about upcoming demolition in your suburb, please contact the Taskforce by calling 13 22 81 or emailing asbestostaskforce@act.gov.au.

We remain committed to engaging with the community so please continue to check our Facebook page and website for further upcoming events at http://www.asbestostaskforce.act.gov.au/c…/engagement-events.

ONGOING PROGRAM - "Mr Fluffy" Walking Group

The Fluffy Walkers Group has been walking since August 2014 and is still going strong. The group meets every second Sunday, providing an opportunity for Mr Fluffy homeowners, tenants and other affected people to get together for a walk, chat and a coffee. The 40-45 minute walk takes place along the walking/cycle path at Weston Park and all are welcome to join us afterwards for a chat.

Venue: Weston Park – Meet at the cafe side of the car park at 10am if you wish to join the walk or at the Yarralumla Gallery and Oaks Brasserie at 11am for coffee and a chat.
When: 10am every second Sunday.
More information: Contact Rosemary at foragwalkers@gmail.com

ONGOING PROGRAM - Cool Little Kids, Cool Kids & Health in Mind

Child and Family Centres run a range of early intervention programs for children’s mental health, wellness and resilience, including:

  • Cool Little Kids: a group for parents of children 3-8 years, helping them to learn strategies to assist with their anxious child.
  • Cool Kids: a group for primary school children aged 8-12 years, focusing on teaching them better ways to manage anxiety.
  • Health in Mind - Child Mental Health Service: a free counselling service for children under 12 years of age who are experiencing a mild to moderate mental health condition.

Venue: Child and Family Centres located in Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen.
More information: Referral to these programs is through the intake worker at the regional Child & Family Centres:

  • Gungahlin Child and Family Centre - phone: 6207 0120
  • Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre - phone: 6207 8228
  • West Belconnen Child and Family Centre - Phone: 6205 2904

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