Asbestos was commonly used in many building materials between the 1950s and the 1990s.
All types of asbestos can be damaging to health. Generally however, the presence of asbestos does not pose health risks unless it is broken, in poor or deteriorated condition, or disturbed during activities that produce dust containing asbestos fibres.
If you have any concerns regarding the removal of asbestos please contact the WorkSafe Victoria Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 or visit the Worksafe website.
Council would always recommend engaging a licensed professional to manage and remove any asbestos materials.