Taskforce visiting Weston on 20 August
Release date: 15 August 2016
The Asbestos Response Taskforce will be holding an information event in Weston on Saturday 20 August 2016 at the Weston Creek Community Centre, adjacent to Cooleman Court in Parkinson Street, Weston. Between 1-3pm we'll be available to answer questions on asbestos-related activity in the area, and to chat about how we're working to safely remove Mr Fluffy from your community.
Join us - together with other local community groups such as COTA, CERG and the Weston Creek Community Council - for information and advice on what's happening in your suburb.
Demolition target for 2016 increases to 350 houses
Release date: 29 July 2016
The Asbestos Response Taskforce today released its updated Indicative Demolition Schedule, revising the targeted number of ‘Mr Fluffy’ demolitions in 2016 from 200 up to 350.
Head of the Asbestos Response Taskforce Andrew Kefford said the new target reflected the current efficiency of the demolition program and provided more accurate advice on demolition timings to homeowners and the community.
Taskforce visiting Charnwood on 30 July
Release date: 25 July 2016
The Asbestos Response Taskforce will be in Charnwood on Saturday 30 July 2016 at the Charnwood-Dunlop School, Bettington Circuit. Between 1-3pm we'll be available to answer questions on asbestos-related activity in the area, and to chat about how we're working to safely remove Mr Fluffy from your community.
Changes to community outreach arrangements
Release date: 08 July 2016
From 11 July 2016, the Personal Support Team (PST) will be available to meet with clients by appointment only at the outreach sites of Nature Conservation House Belconnen, Woden Community Services and the Tuggeranong Community Health Centre.
If you would like to book an appointment time you can contact your personal support worker directly by email or phone if you have their contact details. Alternatively, you can call 6205 4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Newsletter: Edition 59
Release date: 24 November 2016
This edition of the newsletter provides an introduction to the new Head of Taskforce Karen Doran, the maintenance of properties, a thank you to COTA ACT, an update to ActewAGL contacts, information on the new Indicative Demolition Schedule being released, Demolition and Sales program updates, an overview of our discussions with contractors, information on how the Taskforce is keeping the community informed and responding to neighbour feedback and details of the Fluffy Walkers' Group fortnightly walk.
Newsletter: Edition 58
Release date: 02 September 2016
This edition of the newsletter includes the latest Quarterly Report, Demolition and sales progress updates, details of the public auction of remediated blocks, an information sheet released by the LDA for Understanding V343, information on the Taskforce visiting Weston, recognition of the support from the Woden Community Service, and information on the Fluffy Walkers' Group fortnightly meeting.
Newsletter: Edition 57
Release date: 17 August 2016
This edition of the newsletter includes information on the Taskforce visiting Weston, details on the Auditor-General's performance audit report, quarterly report figures, a Public Accounts Committee report that was tabled, Taskforce achievements, Demolition and First Right of Refusal updates, details of the public auction of remediated blocks and information on the Fluffy Walkers' Group fortnightly meeting.
Newsletter: Edition 56
Release date: 29 July 2016
This edition of the newsletter includes information on the new Indicative Demolition Schedule, engagement activities, support information for children, Demolition and First Right of Refusal updates, details of the public auction of remediated blocks and information on the Fluffy Walkers' Group fortnightly meeting.
Newsletter: Edition 55
Release date: 12 July 2016
This edition of the newsletter includes information on the new Indicative Demolition Schedule being released, the latest Demolition and First Right of Refusal updates, details of the public auction of remediated blocks and upcoming community engagement activities and outreach arrangements.
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.
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 email@example.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