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Austin Evans, Member Elect for Murray, announced that the NSW Government is returning four blocks of land to the Finley community after the properties were remediated under the state-wide loose-fill asbestos program.

Mr Evans said the program had tested 1,135 properties in the Berrigan Shire local government area, which identified 20 with loose-fill asbestos insulation. “The NSW Government has offered property owners two options for the removal of this dangerous product,” he said. “The first option allows homeowners to sell their entire property to the government at market price, while the second option sees the government pay for and remove the affected home from the property with the owner keeping the land to rebuild on.

“We have prioritised returning land to those property owners wishing to rebuild in Berrigan Shire. “This is therefore the first release of land where the government has purchased both the house and land. “This program is all about removing this dangerous product from the community while protecting the largest investment most of us will make in our lifetime – the family home.”

“The historic use of loose-fill asbestos is a significant health issue and that’s why we will remain focused on removing this risk to the homeowner, and the broader community,” he said.

Mr Evans said the managing agent selling the properties is Arthur Real Estate. The properties, which will be auctioned on 25 November 2017 at Finley Bowling Club, are located at:
 119 Coree Street, Finley;
 73 Denison Street, Finley;
 73 Howe Street, Finley; and
 52 Murray Street, Finley.

The Loose-fill Asbestos Implementation Taskforce has undertaken almost 58,000 tests for loose-fill asbestos insulation across NSW. For more information about the Loose-Fill Asbestos Voluntary Purchase and Demolition Program, visit

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