Mr Fluffy Legacy Project

Project Overview

‘Legacy’ is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future.

Over the last five years, through the buyback and demolition processes, nearly 1,000 Canberra families have lost their homes due to loose-fill asbestos insulation (known as Mr Fluffy insulation) in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Over time many people have lived in, worked on or in, or visited these affected homes. It has affected many homeowners, tenants, tradespeople, communities and children.

The Mr Fluffy Community and Expert Reference Group (CERG) is leading a community consultation program to acknowledge the effects of 50 years of Mr Fluffy in Canberra homes and the community is invited to share their experiences and ideas.

The CERG are currently reviewing submissions received throughout the process and are drafting the Discussion Paper. Once complete, this will be made availale for input from the community. The final Discussion Paperwill includerecommendations to the ACT Government for developing a suitable and community-supported way of acknowledging the effects of Mr Fluffy on the Canberra community.

Mr Fluffy Legacy Project Discussion Paper

Over the past few weeks we heard from people who were directly affected by Mr Fluffy, people who had friends and family who were affected, and people who worked in industries that dealt with Mr Fluffy and the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication. We have considered all your submissions, surveys, comments and letters and drafted a discussion paper with recommendations for acknowledging the many legacies of Mr Fluffy in the ACT.

Before we finalise our report and submit it to the ACT Government for consideration we would like to invite you to review it.

You can download a copy of the Mr Fluffy Legacy Project Discussion Paper from the documents section.

Please share your comments using the online feedback form below or by emailing: mrfluffy@rpsgroup.com.au 

Comments can be received until COB Wednesday 11th September.

  • Mr Fluffy Legacy Project Discussion Paper

    Share your comments on the Mr Fluffy Legacy Project Discussion Paper.

    Discussion Paper Feedback
  • Request for Working Group members

    The Community and Expert Reference Group called for community members to join the Mr Fluffy Legacy Project Working Group.

  • Establishment of Working Group

    The Working Group is has been established and all membership has been confirmed. 

  • Online engagement

    The project website is designed to gather your thoughts and feedback. It includes a forum, online questionnaire and ideas wall. The online engagement is open until Monday 1 July 2019.

  • Key stakeholder workshops

    The Community and Expert Reference Group will coordinate workshops with key stakeholders to gather their thoughts and insights about how to acknowledge the legacies of Mr Fluffy. 

  • Community drop-in sessions

    The Community and Expert Reference Group will coordinate drop-in sessions with the community to gather their thoughts and insights about how to acknowledge the legacies of Mr Fluffy. 

  • Draft discussion paper

    The Community and Expert Reference Group will draft a discussion paper based on the information provided through this website, the project hotline and the stakeholder and community feedback. 

  • Draft discussion paper consultation

    The Community and Expert Reference Group will consult on the recommendations made in the draft discussion paper prior to submitting it to the ACT Government for consideration.

    Comments can be made using the feedback form or by emailing mrf

  • Final discussion paper submission

    The Community and Expert Reference Group will provide the final discussion paper to the ACT Government. 

Mr Fluffy is not simply about bricks and mortar – it has touched the lives of homeowners, tenants, neighbours and the community and is a part of our city's history. The magnitude and complexity of Mr Fluffy cannot be underestimated. Many Canberrans living in, and associated with, these homes may have experienced emotional turmoil, financial loss, stress, disruption and grief. An unknowable number of people have been affected over the period that loose-fill asbestos has been in Canberra homes.

Home is at the core of Mr Fluffy. Home means different things to different people, however, it plays a pivotal role in an individual’s identity, safety, health, wellbeing and sense of community. The Mr Fluffy Legacy Project is designed to engage those who are affected to ensure their voices are heard and enable the final discussion paper to reflect the Canberra community. This is an opportunity to acknowledge Mr Fluffy as part of Canberra’s history.