Project status: In Progress
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A forest shelter at the National Arboretum will become a place of reflection to recognise the impact of ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos insulation on many thousands of Canberrans. The forest shelter also provides an opportunity to educate visitors to the Arboretum about the impact this substance had on our city.
We are asking the Canberra community to tell us what kind of information they would like to see at the forest shelter about the impact of loose fill asbestos insulation. The information will be online and accessed through a QR code at the forest shelter.
The views of owners and former residents of homes affected by loose fill asbestos insulation are critical to this consultation, but we recognise that the Mr Fluffy legacy touched many others across the ACT—such as the tradespeople who worked in the homes prior to their demolition, and neighbours whose streets were forever changed as a result of actions taken to eradicate this substance from our community.
The place of reflection was recommended by the Mr Fluffy Community and Expert Reference Group, now the Legacy Project Working Group, as an important component of the healing process for thousands of Canberrans affected directly or indirectly by loose fill asbestos insulation. You can see more at the CERG Legacy Report.
How you had YourSay
Consultation was open from 21 November 2022 to 9 February 2023. You had your say through the online survey, and by sending us emails at EPSDDComms@act.gov.au. Check out the Listening Report to find out what the community said during consultation.
We will use your views to
Your feedback will inform the educative information that will sit on a digital platform, accessed by a QR code at the forest shelter.