Edition 62 - 10 July 2017

Edition 62 - 10 July 2017

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ACT Asbestos Health Study - Release of Final Report

The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University has released the final report of the ACT Asbestos Health Study.


New Lease Variation Charge won’t apply to Mr Fluffy blocks

In this year’s ACT Government Budget, it was announced that from 1 July 2017 a Lease Variation Charge required to enable unit titling on certain residential leases would be increased to a flat fee of $30,000 per dwelling.

Demolition of house in progress

Demolition update

The latest Indicative Demolition Schedule was released on 7 July 2017.

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Personal Support Team update

The Personal Support Team is currently getting in touch with homeowners and tenants who have not made contact for some time, are no longer in residence, and/or have completed all areas of the buyback program.

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Free mental health services through Capital Health Network

Capital Health Network is working in partnership with the Taskforce to provide registered homeowners and tenants experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety with access to free psychological interventions services.

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Thanks to neighbours

The Taskforce would like to thank neighbours for their ongoing assistance in reporting issues, particularly involving vacant properties.

Sales update

Sales update

As at 30 June 2017, 325 deregistered blocks had been sold through the public sales program, either by auction or over the counter.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council at demolition site

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council site visits

As part of the recent Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council (ASEC) meeting held in Canberra on 21 June 2017, the Taskforce arranged for Council members to gain an appreciation of the various aspects of the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme through a range of site visits.

The Taskforce's Personal Support Team, Louise Griffiths and former Senior Case Coordinator Roz Fitzgerald

Taskforce staff help out after Cyclone Debbie

After the devastation of tropical cyclone Debbie, the Queensland Government reached out to community recovery specialists across Australia to help people impacted by this major emergency.

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