Asbestos & Heritage Building Work

Asbestos

If a house, garage or shed was built or renovated before the 1990s, there is a chance it may contain some form of asbestos. Asbestos can be found in a number of building products including roof sheeting, carpet underlay, behind tiles and under vinyl floors. A known carcinogen, even short-term exposure to asbestos fibres can be dangerous. Be aware of asbestos before you undertake any work. For more information and to download safe work fact sheets, click here


Heritage building works

Heritage listed properties are protected to ensure that future changes complement the significant aspects of a property. Development and conservation often works hand in hand, however it can be crucial to support the use and appreciation of Tasmania's wonderful heritage. This includes painting and the removal of trees.

Any proposed works on a heritage listed property must be discussed with the Tasmanian Heritage Council prior to undertaking any work or submitting an application to Council.

Find out if your property is heritage listed, use the Heritage Listing Search

To discuss proposed work on a heritage listed property, contact the Tasmanian Heritage Council