A 10-week project that saw ASP render professional, timely and highly effective asbestos removal services to six, double-storey buildings within Scalabrini Village, an assisted living facility in New South Wales.


ASP Australia acquired a $218,152 contract though Hansen Yuncken and Rainbow Group, two of Australia’s foremost construction firms, to provide effective asbestos removal services to a popular assisted living facility in Drummoyne.

The project had ASP Australia addressing six individual, double-brick buildings within the complex, treating each with proven systems in the most scrupulous, safe and time-efficient manner possible. The team was required to remove friable asbestos, otherwise known as vermiculite, within the limits of full decontamination, negative pressure environments. Given the nature of the project, all non-friable materials were removed under the same circumstances, including 1km of asbestos cement gutters and 1000m2 of asbestos cement sheeting.

ASP Australia allocated a team of nine specialists to work across the six individual buildings, each of which presented its own set of challenges. Ensuring all site policies were being upheld; the numerous unexpected asbestos finds with no additional time; restricted delivery periods and heavy vehicle access in residential zoning and; the limited access to some buildings due to fixed scaffolding, were amongst the most pressing.

Due to the size of the buildings in question, the amount of waste being removed from them and the type of asbestos being removed, ASP Australia went about employing the following:

  • Air-tight encapsulation built around the entire building, with decontamination and negative pressure units attached
  • Scissor lift and Knuckle booms used and managed simultaneously across the site
  • Tele-handler employed to remove contaminated gutters and eaves from building perimeters
  • Kanga Jack-hammers used to carefully uplift interior flooring and waterproof membranes on roofs.
  • Full PPE for all personnel, including face masks, gumboots, rubber gloves and protective clothing.

With the ever-changing conditions on site, inductions were held for all new personnel working on the project, addressing areas of concern and highlighting safe practices for any given contamination situations. Additionally, and in line with WorkCover practices, ASP Australia continued to monitor the air quality, both along the work site perimeter and inside the individual buildings, to ensure employed work methodologies and asbestos removal controls were effective.

The team at ASP successfully addressed the needs of Scallabrini Village through a timely and cost-effective approach to the project’s six individual buildings, ensuring the utmost safety across all aspects of our work and a drive to provide our client’s with real value.