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Asbestos management

Policy Position

The Queensland Government is committed to protecting the health and well-being of workers, contractors and the community by ensuring that asbestos containing materials are safely and appropriately managed.

Government departments are responsible for a wide range of assets servicing the people of Queensland including, but not limited to, buildings (workplaces and domestic premises), land, vehicles, vessels, infrastructure, plant and equipment.

Our long-term objective is for all assets managed or controlled by government departments to be free of asbestos containing materials. Until this is achieved, we will appropriately manage all asbestos containing materials in our assets, to safeguard those who occupy, service and visit our assets from exposure to respirable asbestos fibres.

The Queensland Government Asbestos Management Policy for its Assets (PDF, 540KB) applies to all government departments. It replaces the Asbestos Management and Control Policy for Government Buildings (PDF, 313 KB).

These publications were produced prior to the current government.

More information

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The Queensland Government's asbestos website provides additional information on managing asbestos, licensing, legislative requirements and practical guidance.


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