Run by

The LEAD Group Inc
The Lead Education and Abatement Design Group
Working to eliminate lead poisoning globally and to protect the
environment from lead in all its uses: past, current and new uses
ABN 25 819 463 114
Australians! Take action
today. Is lead harming
you & your kids? Buy low
cost, NATA accredited
laboratory lead test kits
here. Sample your dust,
soil, water, paint, toys,
jewellery, ceramics
what's new 

Water Lead test Kits

Proceeds from our DIY Home Lead Assessment kit sales go towards the
Keeping Australian Lead Out of Leaded Petrol Initiative.
Toxic Heavy Metals Taskforce Tasmania

Embargoed Media Release 15th January 2010

West Coast Council Condemned By Toxics Group 
Rosebery Home Buyers Kept In The Dark Over Poisons

Search this site
Search tips 
What's New

About Us
bell system lead poisoning
Contact Us
Council Lead Project
Library-Fact Sheets
Home Page
Media Releases
Referral Lists
Site Map
Slide Shows-Films
Useful Links

Visitor Number


PDF of this file

The Toxic Heavy Metal Taskforce Tasmania is outraged that the West Coast Council is failing to notify property buyers about known levels of heavy metal contaminants on properties in Rosebery.

 Spokesperson Isla MacGregor today said “We wrote to the West Coast Council late last year asking about what information Council provided to property buyers about known levels of heavy metal contaminants on Rosebery properties and are very disappointed with the response we received from Council.

Since several residents have now been diagnosed with heavy metal poisoning it is very important that any new property buyers in the area have a right to know about the potential risks from arsenic and other heavy metals.

In areas of Hobart that are contaminated by heavy metals (lead, cadmium and zinc) from previous smelting activities of the zinc works at Lutana, people buying property in affected areas receive a pamphlet, put out by the EPA/DHHS , with Council Certificate 337 as part of the conveyancing process. The inclusion of this pamphlet with Cert 337, came about as a result of community pressure on the Government to make this information routinely available.

The DHHS and EPA appear to be operating under a double standard since the release of the Final Report on the Rosebery toxic heavy metals investigation. One standard for the city people and another for the remote mining communities. The West Coast Council are falling in behind and keeping mum on the issue.

Our Taskforce's inquiries have ascertained that Real Estate Agents on the West Coast are unaware of the inclusion of pamphlets with Cert 337 for purchasing properties in affected Hobart suburbs.

 The Local Government Association needs to take responsibility for ensuring uniformity in standards between Councils about contaminated freehold properties and protection of consumer rights” said Isla MacGregor.

For further information contact Isla MacGregor on (03) 6239 1054 ###

PDF of this file

About Us | bell system lead poisoning | Contact Us | Council LEAD Project | egroups | Library - Fact Sheets | Home Page | Media Releases
| Q & A | Referral lists | Reports | Site Map | Slide Shows - Films | Subscription | Useful Links |  Search this Site
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
Last Updated 16 April 2012
Copyright © The LEAD Group Inc. 1991- 2012
PO Box 161 Summer Hill NSW 2130 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9716 0014