Blue Mountains City Council faces suspension – again

NSW Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton has moved to suspend Blue Mountains City Council, after doubts have being raised about the independence of its investigation into asbestos management. Ms Upton has issued a Notice of Intention to Suspend the council for three months and appoint an administrator. It has issued a previous Notice in December, […]

NSW Ombudsman calls for state-wide asbestos removal program

By Angela Dorizas New South Wales Ombudsman Bruce Barbour today called for a state-wide asbestos removal plan, commencing with government buildings. Following a two-year investigation into asbestos-related issues, Mr Barbour released his report Responding to the asbestos problem: the need for significant reform in NSW. Mr Barbour found that approaches to dealing with asbestos across […]


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