The Rottnest Island Authority says it has

The Rottnest Island Authority says it has “robust and effective asbestos management processes”.

The Rottnest Island Authority has confirmed a substance found by a member of the public last week is white asbestos.

The substance was found outside bungalows in the Bathurst area, north of Thompson Bay, and on Thursday Liberal MP Alyssa Hayden said there was high-risk asbestos on the island that had been identified as easily disturbed.

But Rottnest Island Authority acting chief executive Greg Ellson said the substance, which has been confirmed as white or chrysotile asbestos, was of “very low risk”.

“The material was intact and non-friable [hard to break down],” he said.

“In this condition, it was of very low risk to anyone staying in the units or passing by.”

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