Two sections of the foreshore at Palm Beach have been closed following the discovery of Asbestos.
City of Gold Coasts says they detected the deadly building material on Friday morning, sparking an emergency response.
“As soon as the asbestos was identified, the City took measures to cordon off the affected area and alert the public,” Council said in a statement.
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“The safety and wellbeing of the community is the City’s number one priority and we take the management of asbestos very seriously.”
The foreshore between the Tallebudgera Surf Club and 25th Avenue in Palm Beach has been cordoned off, with locals urged to avoid the fenced off area.
City of Gold Coast has stressed however that the foreshore between 27th and 28th Ave will not be closed.
The asbestos is believed to have come from old construction rubble, with specialist contractors called in to remove it.
“Once removed, the area will be rehabilitated,” Gold Coast Council says.
“We appreciate your patience while we work to remove the asbestos and restore the area.”