SJ Waste Transfer Station closed after asbestos discovery

Published on Thursday, 5 October 2023 at 3:19:44 PM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will be closing its Waste Transfer Station effective 5pm, 5 October 2023 until further notice.

This is due to asbestos containing materials being recently discovered, in the vicinity of the former active land fill area.

As a precautionary measure, and to ensure the safety of staff and residents, the Shire will be closing the waste transfer station until more thorough investigation can be undertaken by consultants to determine the extent of contamination and determine appropriate remediation work.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire President Cr Michelle Rich explains that:

“Preliminary testing and a thorough site walk over by Shire officers has identified undisturbed pieces of asbestos at surface level.”

“The health and safety of our staff and residents is our utmost priority, which is why we have made the decision to close the facility until further investigation is complete, and situation remediated,” said Cr Rich.

Further updates will be provided once assessments have been undertaken and recommendations on remedial action received by the Shire.

The Shire apologises for the inconvenience and is committed to addressing this issue as quickly and safely as possible.

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