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WORKCOVER GUIDELINES

WorkCover NSW provides extensive guidelines for dealing with asbestos. WorkCover's Working with Asbestos Guide provides up to date guidance on identification, licensing and working with asbestos. The catalogue can be found on the WorkCover website: www.workcover.nsw.gov.au

Other on-line information about asbestos can be obtained from:

Please remember to contact Council's Development Services Department on (03) 5453 3200 before beginning any repairs or renovations where you suspect asbestos may be present.

LICENCE REQUIREMENTS & COMPLIANCE

Licence requirements for removing asbestos

Since 1 January 2008, a bonded asbestos licence has been required in NSW to remove more than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos material.

Licences are regulated and administered by WorkCover NSW.

Compliance

Failure to handle or dispose of asbestos appropriately is a serious health risk and can result in fines and clean-up costs.

Please remember to contact Council's Development Services Department on (03) 5453 3200 before beginning any repairs or renovations where you suspect asbestos may be present.

Projects

Council is committed to supporting Economic Development throughout our Shire, building strong and resilient businesses and improving the well-being of its residents.

The latest information on Council's Economic Development projects can be found by clicking on a project link below.

 

Development Opportunities

The Economic Development unit is actively seeking new opportunities for land and housing developers, businesses, investors and other key stakeholders or community groups.

The latest development opportunities can be found via the links below. For further information, Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Manager can be contacted on 03 5453 3200.

Economic Development

Wakool Shire - The Place to do Business

Council has a strong commitment to support economic development and community wellbeing, to slow down or reverse population decline, to grow its rates base and to secure the long term financial viability of the organisation and its communities.

Traditionally, economic development has focused on business and industry growth. Contemporary practices in economic development incorporate the broader concept that includes liveability, equity and sustainability, including development of employment prospects and improvements to community wellbeing.

Council has embraced this wider context of economic development which is reflected in its Economic Development Strategy 2014-17.

The Strategy is based on clear directions identified throughout the consultation process undertaken by Council in its preparation of the Vision 2023 Community Strategic Plan.

The themes identified by the community that evolved from this process are:

·         Healthy, culturally rich and inclusive communities (social);

·         Resilient local economies (economic);

·         Sustainable built and natural environments (environment);

·         Democratic and engaged communities (civic leadership).

Strategies and actions under these four headings have been developed and prioritised to encourage strong partnerships with the key industry sectors of agriculture, timber, tourism and niche manufacturing as well as the emerging creative industries sector.

Council is committed to supporting economic development throughout our Shire, building strong and resilient businesses and improving the well-being of its residents.

Additional resources for businesses and the economic profile of the Wakool Shire can be found by clicking on the links below.

For more  information on Council's Economic Development Projects, visit our projects page here.

 

Resources

Wakool Shire Council Economic Development Strategy 2014-17 (PDF) (1.04 MB)

Wakool Shire Council Tourism Strategy (PDF) (1.22 MB)

Wakool Shire Economic Profile (PDF) (1.6 MB)

Wakool Shire Council Community Strategic Plan 2023 (PDF) (1.22 MB)

NSW Economic Development Framework (PDF) (1.69 MB)

Murray Regional Profile (PDF) (6.51 MB)

NSW 2021 Murray Lower Darling Regional Action Plan (PDF) (3.91 MB)

Regional Development Australia – Murray Regional Plan 2013-2016 (PDF) (4.13 MB)

Murray Darling Basin Plan (PDF) (1.14 MB)

Murray Region Tourism Board Destination Management Plan (PDF) (825.05 KB)  

Economic Impact Assessment of the Murray Darling Basin on Wakool Shire (PDF) (925.56 KB)  

 

News   

 

Contact:

 Economic Development and Tourism Manager on 0448 029 352 or email stephen.pykett@wakool.nsw.gov.au

 

Useful Links:

NSW Trade and Investment

Regional Development Australia - Murray

Murray Regional Tourism Board

Murray Darling Basin Authority