The Asbestos Awareness Campaign has worked with Local Governments from across Australia.
Local Governments form the backbone of Australian communities. They provide essential services and are dedicated to improve the health, safety, well-being and living standards of residents.
When the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign launched in NSW in 2011, a number of NSW councils supported the initiative. In 2012, council support continued to grow.
Since rolling the campaign out nationally in 2013, support from Local Governments grew with councils from across Australia supporting the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign.
By 2016, 100% of councils Australia-wide supported the National Asbestos Awareness campaign to help us educate their communities about the dangers of asbestos and how to manage asbestos-containing materials safely and in line with regulations.
In 2020 and 2021, faced with the pandemic, Local Governments throughout Australia have fought hard to protect the health and wellbeing of their communities from the virus and the economic fall-out caused by lockdowns. With resources stretched, the capacity of councils to be actively involved in other health and safety initiatives at this time including the Asbestos Awareness campaign has been limited.
We salute the dedicated efforts of all Local Governments in their activities to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities at home and in the workplace in particular when asbestos safety is concerned.