Renters with exceptional document retention can now find out if they were Mr Fluffy exposed

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THE Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) and the Asbestos Response Taskforce have announced a process to allow former tenants and homeowners to find out if a property they once resided in contained loose-fill asbestos and was part of an asbestos removal program.

It is now possible for a former owner or tenant who can prove a connection with an address (ie. through a rates notice, utilities or rental statement, or express permission of current owner etc) to apply to EPD for a response.

This can be done by completing the form that is available from the EPD website.

Completed forms and attachments can be scanned and emailed to hand delivered to the EPD Customer Service Centre, 8 Darling Street Mitchell which is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) or posted to EPD – Building Counter, Mitchell Customer Service Centre, PO Box 158 , Canberra ACT 2601.

There is no cost associated with this process.

The EPD asks that before making an enquiry readers consider:

  • Mr Fluffy ceased operating in the ACT between 1978 and 1979
  • Directly asking your previous landlord or real estate agent for advice
  • Finding out more information about the Loose Asbestos Removal Program by visiting the Asbestos website or the Taskforce at