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Loose fill asbestos insulation – from removal to renewal

Most of the Canberra properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation (also called Mr Fluffy) have progressed from removal to renewal. Together with the Canberra community, we are realising the ACT Government’s goal of eliminating Mr Fluffy from Canberra suburbs.

The Loose Fill Asbestos Coordination team continues to support homeowners, tenants and neighbours affected by loose fill asbestos insulation.

Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme

The scheme is designed to eradicate ongoing exposure risks from the continuing presence of loose fill asbestos insulation in Canberra homes through assistance, buyback, demolition and sales.

Announcements

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21 December 2022

End of year shutdown

Loose Fill Asbestos Coordination is working closely with its industry partners to make Mr Fluffy properties and sites safe and secure over the Christmas and New Year period.

There will be no demolition activity or programmed site works, such as asbestos removal or soil testing, or rebuild activity occurring between Saturday 24 December 2022 and Monday 2 January 2023 inclusive. Full operations can commence on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Should you have any concerns about a Mr Fluffy property or site please refer to the site signage for contractor details or phone Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

21 November 2022

Place of Reflection: Launch of YourSay Consultation

A place of reflection was a recommendation in 2020 by the independent Mr Fluffy Community and Expert Reference Group. The ACT Government is now seeking community input and would appreciate your feedback on proposed reflective and educative themes.

21 November 2022

ACT Asbestos Health Study II

The Australian National University (ANU) has commenced a project to update the data linkage component of the ACT Asbestos Health Study, which examined whether rates of mesothelioma and other cancers were higher in people who had lived at an affected residential property than in people who had not.

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Health and safety issues associated with asbestos is regulated by law. Know more about asbestos and how to identify an affected property.
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Some Canberra homes were historically fitted with loose fill asbestos insulation. These properties must be clearly identified.
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A range of resources are available to support homeowners, tenants, tradespeople and members of the community to manage their connection with properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation.

Concerned about asbestos?

If you think a property may contain loose fill asbestos insulation, or another type of asbestos, arrange and assessment.

Support

Access practical, personal, financial and health support including services within the Canberra community.

Homeowner and occupier responsibilities

When managing residential properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation, there are certain obligations for homeowners and occupiers under ACT law.