Engagement Events

Engagement Events

As we work together to remove the risk of loose fill asbestos insulation from our community, the Taskforce and ACT Government will:

  • support those directly impacted
  • work closely with trades people, industry and interest groups
  • provide regular media briefings
  • directly engage with neighbours and surrounding residents
  • engage with the broader community.

The Taskforce will facilitate public forums and community engagement activities as the Buyback and Demolition Scheme is implemented.

Promotion of engagement activities will occur through media outlets, this website, social media and the regular newsletter.

Upcoming Engagement Events

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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

'Moving forward' - Dr Rob Gordon workshops

The Asbestos Response Taskforce Community and Expert Reference Group has arranged to bring internationally recognised clinical psychologist and expert in community recovery, Dr Rob Gordon, back to Canberra to work with homeowners dealing with the emotional impact of the 'Mr Fluffy' legacy.

Rob will be facilitating three workshops on 21 February 2017, with the theme 'Moving Forward'. They are designed for 20 participants to maximise the opportunity to explore personal experiences.

Workshop details are as follows:
Session 1
Date: Tuesday 21st February
Venue: Belconnen Community Services
26 Chandler Street, Belconnen
Time: 11:10am - 12:50pm
Session 2
Date: Tuesday 21st February
Venue: Woden Community Services (Smith Family Complex)
6 Easty Street (Cnr. Launceston & Easty Streets), Woden
Time: 2:15pm -3:30pm
Session 3
Date: Tuesday 21st February
Venue: Woden Community Services (Smith Family Complex)
6 Easty Street (Cnr. Launceston & Easty Streets), Woden
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to participate, please phone 13 22 81 or email asbestostaskforce@act.gov.au, indicating which session you would like to attend.

Rob's sessions have proved popular in the past, so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible as places will be limited. There will be a waiting list if sessions book out or if you can't attend on this date. Future workshops are planned for mid 2017.

Video: Dealing with the emotional impact of the 'Mr Fluffy' legacy

Previous Engagement Events

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