There was strong interest in clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon’s workshops held in late February, with more than 60 people attending five workshops held over two days.
A key focus for the Taskforce has always been the establishment of close working relationships with both government and community organisations to help support homeowners.
In mid February, the ANU’s National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) released the Latest ACT Asbestos Health Study.
Many homeowners may now be receiving First Right of Refusal offers following demolition and removal of their property from the Affected Residential Premises Register.
ActewAGL and Icon Water have confirmed their ongoing support through the waiver of disconnection and connections fees associated with electricity, water and sewerage on affected properties.
The demolition program is back into full swing following a break over the Christmas/New Year period.
The Taskforce has received a number of queries recently about the different methods used to wrap a house prior to internal asbestos removal.
Contracts have been exchanged for 142 of the 176 blocks offered at public auctions since April 2016. 34 blocks remain for offer over the counter.