Betty the ADRI House is the first of her kind in Australia and the world and is a community engagement and experiential awareness initiative of the Asbestos Education Committee in partnership with ADRI.
Betty is a purpose built mobile model home designed to demonstrate where asbestos might be found in and around any Australian home built or renovated before 1987. Her exterior resembles a typical fibro home but when opened up, she has extensive audio and visual information including a bathroom, kitchen, living room, man shed/garage and dog house.
Betty’s mission is to educate all Australian about the dangers of asbestos so they think smart, think safe, think abestosawareness.com.au because it’s not worth the risk!
Her curators and chauffeurs, Geoff and Karen Wicks, are fully trained volunteers who enable Betty to educate the community as well as tend to her maintenance and upkeep. Geoff is a retired avionics engineer and avid DIYer! Karen and Geoff were recognised for the tireless work recently as finalists in The Centre for Volunteering 2016 Volunteer of the Year Awards as a Team in the Sydney (City and East) region.
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