Loose fill asbestos investigation (Mr Fluffy)
Loose fill asbestos was sold as ceiling insulation In the 1960s and 1970s for residential and commercial premises mainly by one company trading in the ACT as Mr Fluffy.
While most properties impacted are located in the ACT, a small number of properties in south east NSW have been identified as containing this type of insulation.
In December 2014, the NSW Government confirmed its response to loose-fill asbestos insulation in NSW homes. This included the announcement of a package for affected home owners. In accordance with the interim findings of the Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities, some immediate options are being offered to affected residents to ensure their safety.
As the safety of NSW residents is paramount, the NSW Government is offering short term assistance (financial and practical) to affected residents while the Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation Taskforce reports to Government on an enduring solution for the issue. The Taskforce will be responsible for developing a comprehensive action plan for a Government purchase/demolition scheme for homes.
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