Asbestos find suspends work
ASBESTOS has been found at the former Workers Club on Henry Street in Fremantle.
The demolition site has been suspended since Tuesday after community members raised concerns about asbestos dust and chunks over the long weekend.
The Lance Holt Primary School was shut on Tuesday as a precaution but was reopened on Wednesday after it was deemed safe.
City of Fremantle chief executive Phillip St John said four solid samples of rubble were taken from the site and tested for traces of asbestos.
“Two tested positive and two were negative,” he said.
“Soil samples from the site were also negative.
“The demolition permit issued to the developers by the City of Fremantle includes specific conditions around dust suppression and the safe removal of asbestos.
“Work on the site will remain suspended until the City is satisfied those conditions are being met.”
Some of the asbestos found during demolition.