Thursday, October 21, 2021

Kempsey PCYC cottage to be demolished over asbestos fears

Kempsey Shire Council is set to demolish the town’s former ‘PCYC Cottage’ building following asbestos concerns about the building.

Council says the building on Bloomfield Street in South Kempsey, next to Kempsey’s Police Citizens and Youth Club is no longer safe to use due to asbestos, lead paint, structural issues and tree root invasion.

Demolition works will begin from Tuesday 21 September, Council said in a statement.

“The demolition was agreed to by the PCYC Kempsey and will make way for additional youth activities to be provided by the organisation,” it said.

“As the building contains asbestos, Council has prepared a Hazardous Substance Management Plan in line with SafeWork requirements.” 

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