Asbestos concerns in North Goulburn
A local resident is demanding that council tent off the old supertex site at 85 to 115 Chantry Street in Goulburn due to asbestos concerns.
Peter Raft has raised the issue with Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Workcover.
Exposure to broken up asbestos fibres can kill people, but its affects are not often known until 30 or 40 years later.
Mr. Raft believes something should be done straight away.
In the meantime Council's new General Manager Warwick Bennett says he's very concerned about the issue, particularly from a public safety perspective.
Council has asked for further testing to be done and for a remedial action plan to be handed to them as soon as possible.
They've also asked for the slabs to broken up on the site, to allow for better testing.
Mr. Bennett says they're still considering whether the area needs to be tented off.