Remaining Affected Properties – Supporting Pathways to Eradication
The owners of a vast majority of loose fill asbestos affected properties have finalised alternative living arrangements and moved to safer accommodation, allowing the demolition of their former Mr Fluffy property.
This has been achieved using different pathways; both through the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme (Scheme) and privately.
The Taskforce acknowledges that each person and family’s circumstances are different, and that there may be challenges to progressing along a pathway that will result in a life beyond Mr Fluffy.
Although participation in the Scheme remains available to eligible owners of the remaining properties, private demolition may be the best pathway for some and the ACT Government is supportive of this option.
There are a range of activities designed to assist remaining homeowners as they explore pathways suited to their individual circumstances.
Collaborative Community and Industry Information Event - Hosted by Chris Redmond, former Woden Community Service CEO. This event is designed specifically to assist the homeowners of remaining affected properties gather information to support their decision-making around their Mr Fluffy home.
Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT Hall, Hughes Shopping Centre, 2 Wisdom Street, Hughes
An RSVP is not required for this event.
This drop-in event will run in the style of a mini-expo. Homeowners of remaining affected properties will have the opportunity to explore their options with representatives from the following community and industry organisations:
- Council on the Ageing ACT (COTA)
- Woden Community Service
- Belconnen Community Service
- Master Builders’ Association ACT
- Asbestos assessors
- Demolition contractors
- Real Estate Institute of the ACT
- Environment Planning and Sustainable Development - planning and leasing and
- Transport Canberra and City Services – Tree Protection Unit.
If there is a community or industry organisation you would like to see at this event, in addition to those listed above, please contact Chris Redmond by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Individual Meeting with the Taskforce Executive can also be arranged to better understand your particular circumstances, to discuss options and what the next steps may be. An appropriate community member or industry personnel could also attend to provide information about options suitable to your circumstances and the Taskforce can make those connections, if desired.