Latrobe Valley
Asbestos Taskforce

The community matrix: helping the community understand “Who does what in Asbestos”

The Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce has developed a matrix with the aim of providing the community with examples of asbestos issues/concerns, and then where to go to for help or further information.

The Taskforce acknowledges that it is a complex space, and welcomes any feedback from the community that may improve the matrix or further enhance community understanding.

November 2022: The matrix has been updated since this post was published:

This week on Breathtaking Renovations – a new video to increase asbestos awareness

Do you want a home that’s to die for?

If your home was built before 1990, these tips are for you.

In this episode, Tim learns what he ought to have done before starting renovations.

Asbestos was used in over 3,000 building products between 1940 – 1990, so it’s important to understand where they could be in your home.

It’s a sad fact that more people die in this country from asbestos-related disease each year than on Australia’s roads.

To find out more and understand the risks, please visit: https://www.asbestos.vic.gov.au/

Before starting renovations. Producer says "Uh, hang on, hang on!  There might be asbestos under there"
Producer: “Uh, hang on, hang on! There might be asbestos under there”

Before starting renovations, call in the asbestos professionals.


This video was proudly produced by the Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce and filmed on location in the Latrobe Valley in 2021.

Funding support was received from ENGIE and the following contractors completing site rehabilitation works at the former Hazelwood power station: Delta Group, AsClear, A W A R E, and SLH Industries.

To help share this important message, you can share the YouTube video above, or go to the Breathtaking Renovations profiles on social media and share/like/comment on there: