Asbestos containing materials were commonly used in building materials from 1940 until the end of 1980 because of their durability, fire resistance and good insulation properties. At the time, the health risks associated with asbestos were not known. Airborne asbestos fibres are extremely hazardous to health and as such, it is against the law not to control the risk in homes and workplaces. For up-to-date information relating to asbestos, visit Queensland Government’s asbestos information website.
The Queensland Local Government toolbox website also provides information on types of asbestos and where you may find it, health risks, how to handle, remove and dispose of asbestos as well as making complaints about asbestos and guidelines.
Contact council to find out where to dispose of asbestos within the Central Highlands local government area.