City of Bayswater confirms asbestos found in cement at Skipper’s Row

City of Bayswater confirms asbestos found in cement at Skipper’s Row

THE City of Bayswater has confirmed asbestos has been found in pieces of cement at Skipper’s Row after testing this week.

It also confirmed no asbestos was found in the soil disturbed after machinery entered the site on Monday.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the City’s environmental health officers attended the site.

“During a site assessment, fragments of asbestos containing material were found,” he said.

“A soil sample taken in a disturbed area showed no signs of asbestos.

“To alleviate any public health risk, the City requires the landowners to provide appropriate site management plans prior to the commencement of works.”

A ‘danger: asbestos’ sign appeared at the D’Orazio’s site on Wednesday and it is not known who erected it.

Cr McKenna said the City of Bayswater did not put up the signs and did not ask the owners or developers to do so.