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Pathways to Eradication Package – initiatives commencing on 1 July 2020
Release date: 28 May 2020

A number of initiatives under the Pathways to Eradication Package (the Package) will commence from 1 July 2020. This will affect how homeowners of remaining properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation continue to manage their property going forward.

The Package initiatives seek to balance the individual needs of homeowners with the safety risk affected properties pose to the community.

Legacy Project Report and ACT Government Response
Release date: 07 May 2020

On 7 May 2020, the ACT Government tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly the Mr Fluffy Legacy Project—Consultation Outcomes Report and Recommendations (the Legacy Report) and the Government Response.

The Mr Fluffy Community and Expert Reference Group made 13 recommendations in the report to the ACT Government following a consultation program run throughout 2019 that sought views on how the ACT community may wish to acknowledge the legacy of Mr Fluffy.

The ACT Government's response commits to projects that reflect the wide-ranging impact Mr Fluffy had, and continues to have, on the lives of homeowners, tenants, neighbours and the community.

Buyback Program close date extension
Release date: 22 April 2020

Due to the challenges COVID-19 is having on many aspects of the Canberra community, the property surrender deadline for participants of the voluntary Buyback Program has been extended.

The new date will now be either 30 June 2021 or six months after the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency is lifted in the ACT, whichever date is later.

End of year shutdown
Release date: 16 December 2019

The Asbestos Response Taskforce is working closely with its industry partners to make Mr Fluffy properties safe and secure over the Christmas and New Year period.

There will be no demolition activity or programmed site works, such as asbestos removal or soil testing, between Wednesday 25 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive.

Should you have any concerns about a Mr Fluffy property please refer to the site signage for contractor details or phone Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Mr Fluffy Legacy Project
Release date: 07 June 2019

The Community and Expert Reference Group (CERG) is working with consultants, RPS Group, to develop and conduct a community consultation program looking at ways of permanently acknowledging the impacts of Mr Fluffy on those affected and the wider Canberra community.

Remaining Affected Properties – Supporting Pathways to Eradication
Release date: 19 March 2019

The Taskforce is conducting a range of activities designed to assist remaining homeowners as they explore pathways suited to their individual circumstances.

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Newsletter: Edition 70
Release date: 12 May 2020

Final reminder to subscribe to the new-look newsletter. Read about the Pathways to Eradication Package and help available through REIACT for people looking to buy, sell or rent a home.

Newsletter: Edition 69
Release date: 12 May 2020

This edition of the newsletter provides information on the Government response to the Mr Fluffy Legacy Project report, transition assistance, waste disposal fee relief and details on how to subscribe to our new-look newsletter.

Newsletter: Edition 68
Release date: 22 April 2020

This edition of the newsletter provides information on the extension of the Buyback Program deadline, Personal Support Team and changes to our newsletter subscripton service.

Newsletter: Edition 67
Release date: 02 April 2020

This edition of the newsletter provides information on Taskforce business operations, Therapeutic Support Group sessions and vacant block maintenance.

Newsletter: Edition 66
Release date: 26 November 2019

This edition of the newsletter provides information on the management of remaining affected properties, waste disposal fee relief, maintaining vacant blocks and information for registered affected home owners and tenants who are are eligible to access Next Step.

Newsletter: Edition 65
Release date: 23 April 2019

This edition of the newsletter provides information on events to assist the homeowners of remaining affected properties gather information to support their decision-making around their Mr Fluffy home, practical and personal support options and what it means to have your personal support case closed.

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Remaining Affected Properties – Supporting Pathways to Eradication

The Taskforce is conducting a range of activities designed to assist remaining homeowners as they explore pathways suited to their individual circumstances. Read more...

ONGOING PROGRAM - Early intervention and mental health programs for children

Child and Family Centres run a range of mental health, wellness and resilience programs for children.

Referral to these programs is through intake workers located in Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen:

  • Gungahlin Child and Family Centre - 02 6207 0120
  • Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre - 02 6207 8228
  • West Belconnen Child and Family Centre - 02 6205 2904

For more information visit the Community Services website.

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