The former motel in Rosedale and the River Inn Motel at Wurruk (Sale) are typical of many motels of this era. Built in the 1960’s the properties belong to a bygone era. However, the core structure of the buildings remain sound making both properties ideal for redevelopment. The property developer identified an opportunity post-refurbishment to provide affordable ‘worker accommodation’ for nearby primary producers. This involved the complete refurbishment of both properties.
Before any works were undertaken, Premier Safety and Environmental undertook a comprehensive asbestos audit and a hazardous material audit. This involved both visual and intrusive inspections, checking for materials that could pose significant risk to those involved in any demolition or refurbishment. Hazardous materials like friable and non-friable asbestos, asbestos dusts, synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) in materials like insulation, lead paint, PCB’s found in electrical capacitors and MDF were searched for. Where relevant, samples were obtained on site and sent to a NATA laboratory for assessment. Once the asbestos and other hazardous materials had been identified and safely removed, Greg Beadle returned to both sites to undertake a visual inspection.
“Once the non-friable asbestos removal work has been completed, the project manager needs to be issued with a visual clearance certificate which verifies that the clean-up has been performed correctly. After the certificate is issued, workers are allowed on-site to commence the re-build.”