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Mark Coure calls on Georges River Council to test local parks for Asbestos

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has called on Georges River Council to undertake precautionary testing at local parks and garden beds, to ensure that they are asbestos free and safe for the community.

This call comes just days after the Environmental Protection Authority detected traces of asbestos in mulch at 41 sites throughout Sydney, a figure which continues to rise each day.

“This is a matter of public health and safety. We absolutely know that just one little fibre is enough to cause asbestosis, which can have long lasting and damaging health impacts,” Mr Coure said.

“I have already written to the General Manager of Georges River Council, Mr David Tuxford, to ensure that Council undertakes this important testing.”

Mr Coure said that Sydney City Council had originally ignored calls to test parks for asbestos, over a month before the dangerous material was detected.

“We do not want to see a repeat of these events in our local area. Georges River Council needs to be proactive on matters such as this, to make sure that no one is impacted.”

“I call on Georges River Council to work alongside the EPA to ensure that our public spaces are as safe as they can be.”

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