Greenslopes Red Cross Hall asbestos hazard

YOUTHS appear to have been risking their health by climbing on to the asbestos roof of the abandoned Greenslopes Red Cross Hall.

Signs warning of the “brittle” fibro roof appeared after the Department of Veterans Affairs closed and fenced off the site in 2013.

Guttering on the high side of the hall site, opposite the entrance to Greenslopes Private Hospital, has been damaged since the issue of the neglected buildings was raised in the South-East Advertiser in April.

Despite concerns about asbestos dangers and the preservation of the neglected heritage-listed buildings, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has failed to address the issues.

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler held a community rally at the site on Saturday after meeting with Mr Chester and writing to him and his predecessors several times about the concerns.

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