The following question was asked by Councillor Jilly Pilon at the Ordinary Meeting on 14 May 2018:
In relation to recent reports on the ABC, there was a resident that said they had picked up asbestos and handed it in to surf life savers. I was wondering if that was actually recorded and logged through asbestos management procedures, and was the material disposed of appropriately? When we actually found out about it first washing in and when was it handed to surf life savers?
Staff answer on October 8:
Although it is unclear exactly which incident of suspected asbestos material is being referred to, all materials collected or handed into Council staff have been logged in the Council record management system and disposed of appropriately to Council’s landfill.
The following question was asked by Councillor Pilon at the Ordinary Meeting on 23 July 2018:
Are the reports of asbestos findings from the community and the daily collection of asbestos from Wamberal to Terrigal beaches by Council being logged before being disposed of? If so, is it possible to make these findings available to Councillors and the public on a regular basis please? Eg. Monthly on the Council website and/or report to Councillors.
Daily collections, including any material handed in by members of the public, are included in Council’s asbestos register.
Council does not intend to put the asbestos register on Council’s website, but will provide Councillors with updates, reports and briefings when appropriate, as was provided on 17 September 2018.