A section of the Warilla beach sea wall is undergoing further checks after bonded asbestos was found last week.
Consultants engaged by Shellharbour City Council discovered bonded non-friable asbestos in building material in some crevices of the 50-year-old rock wall last Friday.
A council spokeswoman said bonded asbestos was considered the most sound of all material containing asbestos as it was less likely to become airborne. She said air monitoring tests had found no asbestos particles, while staff had safely removed any pieces that could be accessed and fenced off the area on Saturday.
‘’It appears that the dirt and small rocks have been washed away during large seas last year has revealed this building material between rocks in part of the wall,’’ Mayor Marianne Saliba said. ‘’Council staff have responded quickly to address the situation, assess and minimise any risk to the safety of the community.
‘’We are now waiting for the advice of independent consultants to remediate the wall as promptly as possible.’’