Asbestos exposure raised in parliament
The exposure of the Peninsula's public housing tenants to asbestos has been raised in State Parliament.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has asked Minister for Housing Mr Anthony Roberts about the exposure of public housing tenants on the Peninsula to asbestos.
Ms Tesch placed questions on notice following ABC Central Coast radio reports that a woman and her children had been exposed to asbestos dust during kitchen renovations in a public housing property in Woy Woy.
"Has the Government done a stock take of its aging property portfolio on the Woy Woy Peninsula to check for asbestos?" Ms Tesch asked.
She also asked the Minister to report to parliament on the number of public housing properties on the Peninsula that could possibly see tenants exposed to asbestos dust or fibre.
"What is the Government's plan for ensuring the safety of tenants?"
Ms Tesch said she had contacted the Minister for Social Housing and Family and Community Services, Ms Pru Goward, with similar questions.
"I spoke with Ms Goward and she said she would make inquiries, so I will follow that up with a letter in addition to asking questions in parliament," Ms Tesch said.
Ms Tesch said she was also seeking details of money to be spent on the Peninsula following the Government's announcement of funding for social and affordable housing.
"Of the 2400 new social and affordable dwellings announced through the Social and Affordable Housing Fund, how many will be delivered in the Gosford electorate and how many of these are single bedroom facilities in the Pacific Link development in Chambers Pl, Woy Woy?" Ms Tesch asked.
Media statement, 14 Sep 2017
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford
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