Asbestos to be removed from Tauranga's Historic Village

8:34 pm on 29 February 2016

Specialist contractors will remove asbestos found in buildings in Tauranga's Historic Village over a fortnight, starting next week.

The city council said a workshop and storage building closed last September after testing positive for asbestos fibres had been identified as high risk and will be demolished next week.

It said the building was not classified as historic.

Another five areas of asbestos have been identified as medium risk and will be removed.

The council said the majority of asbestos had been identified as being in a stable condition and not posing a health risk unless disturbed.

The village will remain open, with a health and safety plan in place during the removals.