This website is in archive mode and is for information about the work of the Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce 2019 – 2023.

Latrobe Valley
Asbestos Taskforce

The Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce was established by the Victorian Government in 2019 to undertake a review into how asbestos is managed in the Latrobe Valley. The Latrobe Health Advocate, Jane Anderson, was appointed as the independent Chair.

Key Focus Areas

The Taskforce will:

  • develop a clear understanding of community expectations about asbestos management and disposal in the Latrobe Valley.
  • design a plan for the management of asbestos for all Latrobe Valley sites and locations
  • enquire into and report to Government on current asbestos waste handling processes and safety practices within the public and private sector
  • raise awareness of asbestos related risks to change behaviour (priority is apprentices and home renovators).

Taskforce Members

The Taskforce brings together government agencies, local councils, unions and community groups including:
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Environment Protection Authority
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Department of Health
  • Sustainability Victoria
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Resource Recovery Gippsland
  • Latrobe Valley Authority
  • Latrobe Health Assembly
  • Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc.
  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
  • Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union
  • Electrical Trades Union
  • Australian Workers Union
  • Australian Services Union
Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

Independent Chair

As the Latrobe Health Advocate, Jane provides independent advice to the Victorian Government on behalf of Latrobe communities about system and policy issues affecting their health and wellbeing. Jane works closely with businesses, health services, community organisations and all levels of government to ensure a collaborative approach underpins her advice and activities.