Pro Bono Asbestos Assessment

Project: Pro Bono Asbestos Assessment
Client: Kaitijin Mia Mia Aboriginal Foundation
Service: Assessment of Potential Asbestos in Soil Impacts

Kaitijin Mia Mia Aboriginal Foundation is a National Aboriginal Organisation that owns and operates the Bush University and Healing Centre at Malimup Springs in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park. This not-for-profit centre offers training in traditional aboriginal healing techniques and actively encourages engagement with aboriginal culture.

Buildings and structures at the site were damaged during the Northcliffe fires in 2015. Aurora Environmental provided pro bono advice following the bushfire to assess potential asbestos management issues and provide advice on how to remove and remediate the areas affected by damaged asbestos cement sheeting.

This advice allowed the foundation to undertake appropriate management, liaise with local government, and resume its activities on the site and ensure that those working on accessing the site could do so safely. The estimated value of the works was $5,000.
Subsequently the Kaitijin Mia Mia Aboriginal Foundation was awarded the WAICOS 2016 award for Outstanding Commitment to Reconciliation for its program “Healing Centre and Bush University.”
Key services provided:

  • Contaminated Sites Assessment
  • Asbestos Management

For further information on this project contact or phone (08) 9227 2600.

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