Liberty Industrial supporting bushfire recovery efforts

18 May 2020 – Liberty Industrial is proud to announce our involvement in the NSW Bushfire Clean Up Program. The clean-up, led by Laing O’Rourke, is Australia’s largest natural disaster recovery project.

The recent NSW Bushfires resulted in the destruction of thousands of properties throughout NSW. Over 2,399 homes have been destroyed and more than 10,000 buildings damaged or destroyed.

Funded by the NSW Government, Liberty Industrial has been engaged via Laing O’Rourke to demolish bushfire impacted properties and safely remove and dispose of the resultant debris.

The clean-up efforts involve the removal of hazardous materials, including asbestos, the removal of materials destroyed by a bush fire, the removal of hazardous trees, and the removal of concrete slab foundations.

The project provides Liberty Industrial with a valuable opportunity to assist NSW communities in the rebuilding process. Liberty Industrial initially commenced works in the Bega Valley Shire, mobilising several hazardous materials removal and demolition work crews to the bushfire-ravaged region.

Some of Liberty Industrial’s work crews have been designated specifically to asbestos impacted properties, whereas the other crews have been assigned to the clean-up of non-asbestos impacted properties.

“We’ve mobilised a number of work crews to the Bega valley area initially,” said Liberty Industrial’s General Manager, David Wood. “We are preparing to ramp up even further in coming weeks, mobilising additional work crews to bushfire affected regions.”

“Many of the bushfire-affected properties throughout NSW have been confirmed to contain asbestos. Such a clean-up requires the expertise of suitably qualified contractors like Liberty Industrial with friable asbestos removal capabilities.”

“Liberty Industrial is committed to safely demolishing and remediating the impacted properties as quickly and as safely as possible. The clean-up is an essential step towards moving on and rebuilding for individuals and communities devastated by the bushfires,” added Wood.

The project presents the added challenge of working in close proximity to neighbourhood residents. Liberty Industrial is working closely with Laing O’Rourke and the impacted local communities to ensure that all community stakeholder expectations are met.

Liberty Industrial is aiming to work with as many local subcontractors and small businesses as possible in the delivery of the project to provide much-needed support for the local economies of the affected communities.

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