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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 25 February 2020 at 21:21)
Chapter 8 Part 8.6 Clause 453
453   Identification and removal of asbestos before demolition of residential premises
(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking that is to carry out the demolition of residential premises must ensure—
(a)  that all asbestos that is likely to be disturbed by the demolition is identified, and
(b)  so far as is reasonably practicable, that the asbestos is removed before the demolition is commenced.
Maximum penalty—
(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.
(2)  This clause does not apply in an emergency to which clause 455 applies.
(3)  Subclause (1)(b) does not apply if the purpose of the demolition is to gain access to the asbestos.