Environmental

The Tumbarumba Shire Council Environmental Services Department deals with all matters relating to:

  • Town Planning
  • Building Development and Development Control
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Issues and Concerns
  • Recycling
  • Animal Control
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Noxious Weeds
  • Swimming Pools

Further information is available by selecting the links on the left of the screen.

Asbestos Awareness Month - November

Asbestos Awareness Month is the initiative of the Asbestos Education Committee working in partnership with the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute and is supported by various Asbestos Support Groups and governments at all levels throughout Australia.

Asbestos Awareness Month alerts Australians about the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance. With Australia having one of the highest incidences of asbestos related cancers in the world, and with confirmed cases of asbestos related cancers continuing to increase as a result of home maintenance and renovation, exposure to asbestos fibres is considered a major threat to the health of Australians.

EVERY home built or renovated before the mid 1980’s is likely to contain asbestos. If left undisturbed asbestos generally does not pose a health risk. However, when disturbed during renovations and home maintenance, asbestos fibres can be released into the air and when inhaled, can cause life-threatening diseases including lung cancer, pleural disease, asbestosis and mesothelioma, an incurable, terminal cancer.

For more information please visit the asbestos awareness website www.asbestosawareness.com.au