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Bushfire recovery - Disposal of building debris

Cleaning up after a bushfire and participating in reconstruction efforts can be dangerous. You should be aware of the hazards and risks to health and safety that are present when involved in such efforts.
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This resource outlines what you should be mindful of when cleaning up after a bushfire – and how to deal with contaminated waste in particular.

Before undertaking any work in a bushfire-affected zone, you should read the important safety information that is available from WorkSafe. Links are provided in this resource to three useful WorkSafe resources.

Waste from bushfire-affected areas may also contain asbestos and should be treated with caution. Additional links are provided in this resource on how to handle contaminated waste.

Take care to protect your health and safety – and that of others. Read this resource to find out what you need to know before assisting with clean-up and reconstruction efforts. 

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This resource is designed for anyone involved in the clean-up and reconstruction of bushfire-affected areas.   

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  • What the changes mean for applications
  • What's changed from a Planning perspective
  • When the new Guidelines take effect
  • Other building considerations.

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