Should the Asbestos Removal Cost be Subsidised?

Asbestos Removal Cost Barriers

For homeowners, the asbestos removal cost is the main obstacle when it comes to deciding whether or not to remove asbestos from their property. What other barriers prevent homeowners from removing asbestos? The Australian Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) explain asbestos removal barriers in their ASEA Report.

Asbestos is a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics and is widely known for its use in building materials and structures. Breathing in asbestos fibres can cause deadly diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

We know that approximately one-third of Australian homes contain some form of asbestos-containing material. We also know that there are many homeowners who choose not to remove asbestos identified within their residence.

The recently published ASEA Report states:

  •  The asbestos removal cost is the main factor in decision-making processes
  • Low levels of risk  relating to asbestos materials is a barrier to informed decision-making
  • The perception of how likely asbestos will impact an individual’s health is associated with likelihood to remove asbestos

So what can be done to help Australians remove the 1.5 million tonnes of asbestos from our homes and building structures?

Proposed Asbestos Removal Cost Subsidy

According to the ASEA, the asbestos removal cost should be subsidised through a Government incentive to push homeowners into removing asbestos from their properties and ensure its exposure is significantly reduced over time. Their concern is also based on the underlying fact that a number of homeowners will be wanting to renovate their homes in the nearby future and may be at risk of exposure to the asbestos material.

We hope that in the near future Australians can receive Government incentives to invest in the safety of their homes. In the meantime, Southstar will continue to engage with concerned homeowners and provide cost-effective asbestos removal solutions, putting our clients at ease and reassurance for their health and safety.  You can find a general price overview for our asbestos removal services here.

Below are some images of common domestic locations that contain asbestos.

Our Testimonials

Elinor Moshe

What a great operator! I wouldn't bother going anywhere else. Anton was super responsive and helpful. He was very patient in answering all my questions and understanding the scope of works. The guys took on some additional last minute demo works for me and completed it all as expected. And hygeniest inspection confirmed 100% of asbestos removed. These guys are VERY reasonably priced and honest, so highly recommend you give them a call without hesitation.
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2018-08-06T11:15:31+00:00
What a great operator! I wouldn't bother going anywhere else. Anton was super responsive and helpful. He was very patient in answering all my questions and understanding the scope of works. The guys took on some additional last minute demo works for me and completed it all as expected. And hygeniest inspection confirmed 100% of asbestos removed. These guys are VERY reasonably priced and honest, so highly recommend you give them a call without hesitation.

Anyshka Weerakkody

Anton was fantastic, would recommend to anyone looking to remove asbestos, he is friendly and professional.

They removed everything I didn’t need to ask them to do anything. They Cleaned out my back yard so well. Thank you so much guys for a great job!
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2018-08-06T11:21:14+00:00
Anton was fantastic, would recommend to anyone looking to remove asbestos, he is friendly and professional. They removed everything I didn’t need to ask them to do anything. They Cleaned out my back yard so well. Thank you so much guys for a great job!

Vamshi krishna

Anton was very prompt in responding to us with a reasonable quote. I did research for the cheapest quote and best service and decided to give them a chance. The job was perfectly done with total clearance of asbestos and construction waste in my property.
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2018-08-06T11:22:08+00:00
Anton was very prompt in responding to us with a reasonable quote. I did research for the cheapest quote and best service and decided to give them a chance. The job was perfectly done with total clearance of asbestos and construction waste in my property.

Mark Thompson

Anton and his crew did a fantastic job , turned up on time . They did an excellent job of removing the asbestos. Thankyou I would recommend their services without any hesitation.
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2018-08-06T11:23:15+00:00
Anton and his crew did a fantastic job , turned up on time . They did an excellent job of removing the asbestos. Thankyou I would recommend their services without any hesitation.

June Facchini

Very pleased with the service, were able to schedule me in the following day. Very pleasant to deal with.
5.0
2018-08-06T11:26:20+00:00
Very pleased with the service, were able to schedule me in the following day. Very pleasant to deal with.

George Milevski

Reasonable cost professional service will come highly recommended.
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2018-08-06T11:27:11+00:00
Reasonable cost professional service will come highly recommended.
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