Asbestos Information

View Model Asbestos Policy for NSW councils(PDF, 2MB)

For additional information regarding asbestos please visit the links below which are provided by various NSW state agencies

Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA)

NOA occurs in some rocks, sediments and soils in various regions of NSW including Mid North Coast. If covered and left undisturbed, NOA is not considered dangerous. However, if disturbed and microscopic fibres become airborne or settle on clothing or equipment and can be inhaled, NOA can cause incurable diseases including malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. The more fibres inhaled, the greater the risk to health.

With the recent launch of the Naturally Occurring Asbestos – Management Plan Guide Council is offering landowners and property managers free copies of the new resource developed to help people living and working in rural and regional NSW to effectively manage Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) safely.

Naturally Occurring Asbestos – Management Plan Guide(PDF, 104KB)