Free testing for loose-fill asbestos insulation in Greater Newcastle

6 Jul 2018
Free testing is being offered to owners of pre-1980s homes after a property in the Greater Newcastle region was recently found to contain loose-fill asbestos insulation.

Loose-fill asbestos is raw, crushed asbestos that was installed as insulation. It’s different from other types of asbestos such as fibro sheeting or roofing, and is hazardous because over time, airborne fibres can move into the living areas of a home.

The NSW Government has determined that demolition and comprehensive site remediation is the only long-term solution for affected homes.

If a home is affected there is financial assistance and options are available to owners and tenants.

For more information visit loosefillasbestos.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 784 379.