Inter-agency Asbestos Management Working Group

The Inter-agency Asbestos Management Working Group (the working group) was established by the Northern Territory (NT) Government.

Its goal is to progress a collaborative whole-of-government approach to improving asbestos awareness and asbestos management of NT Government assets, both within and outside the built environment.


Its role includes:

  • reviewing and advising on the effectiveness of the asbestos management policy and strategy
  • ensuring that asbestos management plans are regularly reviewed, updated and effectively implemented
  • providing information in relation to asbestos management decisions as they impact on their department including matters such as aligning business requirements and the resolution of cross-agency issues
  • providing advice and leadership to drive a whole of government approach to meet objectives identified against the priority focus areas
  • coordinating the NT's position in respect of the Australian Government's National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management 2014-2018.


The working group involves representation from:

  • Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics – Chair, Secretariat and administration support
  • Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Attorney-General and Justice
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities
  • Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
  • Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
  • Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory
  • Department of Corporate and Digital Development
  • Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Power and Water Corporation.

Asbestos registers

For information about asbestos registers, read asbestos management for government assets.


For enquiries about other asbestos registers, email

Last updated: 03 September 2021

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