The ACT Government works closely with neighbours of 'Mr Fluffy' properties around security as well as provide information about the lifecycle of houses in their streets.
The list of affected properties represents 26 heritage houses, four rural properties, 35 dual occupancy, duplex or apartments as well as more than 270 houses in bushfire zones. They are located throughout 57 established Canberra suburbs in both the North and the South.
No two houses are the same and each affected property presents different management challenges and demolition considerations. Some houses have been surrendered partially renovated, others in states of disrepair or with significant rubbish to be removed accumulated over many years.
The Taskforce is working closely with neighbours to keep the vacant affected properties safe and secure as well as scheduling their removal as efficiently as possible and, most importantly, working towards rebuilding each site as quickly as possible.
- The Taskforce is working closely with neighbours to ensure vacant affected properties remain secure. We will also work to schedule their removal as efficiently as possible and work with owners to rebuild each site as quickly as possible.
- The Taskforce will liaise closely with people who reside in streets/regions where several 'Mr Fluffy' houses can be found as well as people who share a wall or ceiling space with an affected property.
- Rebuilding will give each community, neighbourhood, street and homeowners a new beginning, free from loose fill asbestos insulation.
- No two houses are the same and each affected property presents different management challenges and demolition considerations.
- The Taskforce, with the assistance of a range of ACT Government Directorates and Agencies, will manage affected properties from the point of surrender through to resale, which may be a period extending three or more years from surrender of the property.
- Properties will be scheduled for demolition in groups which will allow contractors to efficiently schedule the necessary work to minimise disruption.
- Access a range of information on the demolition process.
- ACT Property Group will be the custodian of the affected property.
- Worksafe ACT in adopting the new national model asbestos safety regulations from 1 January 2015 which govern the assessment, removal and demolition of homes affected by loose fill asbestos insulation.
- Ongoing neighbour liaison and engagement, particularly in streets and suburbs where multiple affected houses can be found.
- Call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
- Neighbours who have concerns about the maintenance of a vacant property can 'Tell us about a house'.
- If people are concerned about property entry or trespass you should call the police on the non-urgent crime number 131 444 and for dumping, vandalism or other concerns contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
- If the matter is an emergency then people should call 000.