Local councils will be responsible for asbestos removal for residential properties, while the state co-ordinate the removal from commercial dwellings.

Local councils will be responsible for asbestos removal for residential properties, while the state co-ordinate the removal from commercial dwellings. Photo: Virginia Star

The Queensland Government will indemnify local councils from asbestos removal risk as part of a five-year strategy to manage the safe removal of the deadly fibre.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie launched the strategy with Local Government Association of Queensland president Margaret de Witt on Thursday.

Mr Bleijie said it ended “15 years” of discussions.

Local councils will now be responsible for asbestos removal for residential properties, while the state government will co-ordinate the removal for commercial dwellings.

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