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Suspected illegal dumping of asbestos at Ourimbah

Published: 7th July 2014

Wyong Shire Council and Fire & Rescue NSW are currently on site at Brush Rd, Ourimbah, inspecting an incident suspected to involve illegal dumping of fibro cement sheeting that may contain asbestos.

Brush Rd is closed between Shirley St, Ourimbah and Anderson Rd, Glenning Valley.

Residents between 240 and 380 Brush Road cannot currently access their properties. Residents leaving this designated area may not be allowed back until the clean-up is complete. All other residents within the area may access their properties in consultation with Fire & Rescue NSW and Council staff.

No general traffic will be permitted into the area. People who are at home are advised to remain indoors.

Fire & Rescue NSW has completed a door knock of the affected area.

The exact quantity is unknown at this stage but approximately 20 packages of material (0.5m x 0.5m) have been discovered. Some of the wrapped packages have broken open on impact.

Preliminary investigations are underway. Council is unsure at this stage how long clean-up will take and when the road will re-open. Further updates will be provided throughout the day.

Anyone that may have noticed suspicious behaviour is encouraged to report it to Council 4350 5555, The Environment Line 131 555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.