Update on incident in Lilyfield

Media Statement
Update on incident in Lilyfield

“Following last night’s incident involving an Inner West Council waste collection truck at Brennan Street in Lilyfield, asbestos has been identified within the affected property so we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure residents and staff are safe.
“An asbestos removal company is on site to undertake works to have asbestos material safely removed.
“Once this has been completed, an occupational hygienist will return to re-test the site before an Asbestos Clearance Certificate can be issued.
“In the meantime, the property has been cordoned off for safety reasons.
“All public areas surrounding the property were tested and no asbestos was identified outside the property boundary.
“Council health inspectors have door knocked the immediate neighbouring properties to keep local residents informed and advise them that the nearby area has been declared safe.
“The truck will remain on site until it can be safely removed.
“Roads and Maritime Services and police inspected Council’s fleet at its Catherine Street Depot. Eight defect notices were issued for minor faults such as a cracked brake light and mudguard damage. Council’s entire fleet has been cleared for continual operational use from tonight.
“Council continues to work with police and assist the relevant authorities with their inquiries.
“Council has offered alternate accommodation to the residents of the property and will continue to provide them with support as required.”
Rik Hart
General Manager
Inner West Council
For further information contact Laura Stevens 9392 5572

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Page last updated: 20 Nov 2018