Councils can use the following resources to address the issue of asbestos:
Model Asbestos Policy
Produced by LGNSW and the NSW Government and issued under section 23A of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), councils are encouraged to use the Model Asbestos Policy as the basis for their own asbestos policies.
Asbestos Management Decision Tree
Download a decision tree to aid council staff in managing asbestos inquiries.
Naturally occurring asbestos
Check out the SafeWork NSW Naturally Occurring Asbestos page on managing naturally occurring asbestos (NOA). The pages include supporting documents and a map of areas with potential for NOA.
Guidelines for Cutting, Handling and Disposal of Asbestos Pipes
Guidance material from the Water Directorate on cutting, handling and disposing of asbestos cement pipes, designed to assist local water utilities. To access a copy of the 2018 guidelines, contact the Water Directorate.
Asbestos-related work and beards/facial hair
This information has been extracted from the Code of Practice - How to Safely Remove Asbestos. It helps councils consider how beards or facial hair affect the efficacy and selection of respiratory protective equipment for workers undertaking asbestos-related work.
Asbestos-related work and health monitoring
Information for NSW councils about health monitoring for asbestos where a worker is carrying out ongoing asbestos-related work and at risk of exposure to asbestos when carrying out the work.
Visit the NSW Environment Protection Authority website for information on requirements for asbestos waste.
Illegal dumping grants
View the NSW Environment Protection Authority's grant funding for cleaning up illegal dumping.
Asbestos and Telstra Communication Pits
Advice prepared for NSW councils in response to inquiries regarding asbestos in Telstra communication pits.
The Asbestos Blueprint 2017 is a guide produced by the NSW Government to the agencies and legislation involved in managing asbestos hazards.