Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency

Our Purpose

The Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency (VAEA) was established in 2016 by an Order in Council to: 

  1. prioritise and plan for the removal of the asbestos from government owned buildings 

  2. develop a risk based schedule for the prioritised removal of asbestos from government owned buildings 

  3. report on the ongoing progress of asbestos removal from government owned buildings

By working toward the eradication of asbestos from Victorian government buildings, we will help prevent asbestos exposure, reduce the risk of asbestos related diseases and make Victorian workplaces and communities safer.

Our Structure

We are an independent state body reporting to the Minister for Workplace Safety. We are also a subsidiary of WorkSafe Victoria the state workplace health and safety regulator. The VAEA’s report of operations and financial statements are consolidated within WorkSafe Victoria's annual report.

We have three board members:

Dianne Foggo AM, Independent Chair 

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Ross McCann AM, Non-executive WorkSafe Director 

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Simone Stevenson, Executive Director 

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Our team works collaboratively with Victorian government departments, agencies and public sector bodies to develop a best practice plan for the risk based asbestos removal. 

Reviewed 24 October 2019

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Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency