It may not be safe to enter your property at present.
Please do not enter until it has been assessed as safe and you have been given permission to do so. There may be asbestos present or dangerous structures that could collapse and cause serious injury.
There is a high terminal risk to health from friable asbestos on many fire damaged buildings as well as a possibility of death or injury from sharp objects in the unstable ruins. Please do not enter any site for any reason. Public Works Authority is making every effort to expedite the asbestos evaluation and stabilisation. The work is underway but will not be completed for many weeks due to the scale of the disaster. As part of the recovery process, occupiers will be given the opportunity to enter their sites under supervision prior to demolition and clean-up of the sites.
Asbestos removal is conducted under very strict protocols and can only be done by a licensed contractor.
For information about the safe handling and removal of asbestos, visit safework.nsw.gov.au
For information about transport and disposal of hazardous materials, visit epa.nsw.gov.au
For information about the health risks associated with asbestos, visit health.nsw.gov.au
For information about common areas where asbestos can be found in the home, visit asbestosawareness.com.au