Demolition of the existing Kingston rail freight shed, landscaping and associated works (Block 11, Section 47 Fyshwick and Block 7, Section 11 Kingston)


A Development Application process has occurred for the demolition of the existing Kingston rail freight shed, landscaping and associated works (Block 11, Section 47 Fyshwick and Block 7, Section 11 Kingston).

This site, managed by ACT Property Group (ACTPG), has been unused since 2005 due to the condition of the building. The site also contains bonded asbestos which has become damaged due to the age of the building and vandalism.

Safety of residents and the community is the key priority for the ACT Government and ACTPG has been managing the site as per Hazardous Materials Management Plans of the site. This includes the installation of perimeter fencing at the site and asbestos warning signage.

Due to the condition of the site, demolition of the building will occur in 2018. This work will be undertaken safely and disruption minimised for businesses and residents in the area where possible.

At this time ACT Property Group anticipate:

All safety measures will be in place when removing the asbestos with works being undertaken by licences asbestos assessors and removalists.

The ACT Government will continue to keep nearby residents and the community updated through letters, signage and information online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the Development Application for?

When did the Development Application close?

Why does the building need to be demolished?

Is the building, in its current condition, a safety risk for neighbouring residents, or if someone trespasses on the site?

Is the asbestos present at the site loose fill asbestos (ie. Mr Fluffy?)

Who owns the building?

When would demolition occur?

To allow for this work to be safely carried out, the following actions will occur:

Who would undertake the works and how would safety be supported?

What happens to the site after demolition?

How will neighbouring residents and businesses be kept informed?