Building rubble potentially including bonded asbestos at Wamberal Beach remains exposed

Building rubble, potentially including bonded asbestos, and dangerously overhanging materials, remain exposed at Wamberal Beach six weeks after Council and the EPA said they were working to clean them up.
Coast Community News has obtained photos from the site taken on Monday, May 15, that show, apart from some plastic hazard tape and steel posts, nothing has been done to clean up the building rubble at Wamberal.
On April 4, the EPA issued a statement to say it had responded to reports of bonded asbestos being discovered on Wamberal Beach after being notified by a resident through the Environment Line on March 31.
At that time the EPA said Central Coast Council was the appropriate regulatory authority for this matter and was treating the situation as a priority.
“The EPA is working with Council and will provide assistance as required,” the statement said.
Both the EPA and Central Coast Council have been asked for updates on their status with removing any dangerous materials and making the beach safe.

Photographs, May 15
Wamberal Beach
Media statement, Apr 4
Emma Schiller, EPA

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