Opal Tower Builder, Icon, has won an important legal battle with their insurance providers.
Mascot Towers Owners are considering the sale of the entire building.
#OttoRosebury #Balcony #Economy #HeiseSays Balconies at the Otto Rosebury are defective, with the body corporate letting only three people occupy them at a time. References https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/buying/company-behind-opal-tower-fiasco-caught-up-in-new-building-defect-row/news-story/b356707b79f507a377b339a71a5b2f22
#MascotTowers #Construction #Economy #HeiseSays Owners of the troubled Mascot Towers are facing a potential bankruptcy over a difficult funding decision. References Mascot Towers residents given two ‘very bad’ options after building failure https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/mascot-towers-residents-given-two-very-bad-options-after-building-failure-20191009-p52z0e.html
#Queensland #Bushfire #BinnaBarra People are being instructed to leave Binna Burra due to emergency warnings due to Bushfire. While we need to warn anyone we know who might be at risk it is also worth look at Labors Tree Clearing Laws and their impact on Fire Breaks. References Queensland firefighters battling bushfires in Binna Burra, […]
#OpalTower #Defects #Construction Icon construction only allocated $1 million for defects in Opal Tower. An insufficient amount given that Icon has reportedly spent $24 million already. References Opal Tower builder Icon put aside $1 million for building defects but has spent $24 million so farhttps://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-28/opal-tower-developer-icon-reveals-24-million-spent-on-repairs/11452742?pfmredir=sm&sf218208758=1 Opal Tower built on ‘bargain basement prices’ — say subcontractorshttps://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/opal-tower-built-on-bargain-basement-prices-say-subcontractors/news-story/a55d5c6bc396a013f4e82b38252d5890
#Construction #Evacuation #Apartment A decade-old apartment building in Mordialloc, Victoria has been evacuated due to fire cladding and life safety risks. This problem is going to continue to grow. References Melbourne apartment block unsafe to live in due to cladding and fire safety, residents told to leave https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-23/cladding-and-mould-forces-residents-out-of-apartment-block/11443976
#MascotTowers #Cracking #Construction The Owners from Mascot Towers are facing the prospect of a lifelong repair bill. While they are calling upon the state to step in, I want to ask if it was possible for new purchasers to identify the construction issues. Could a building dilapidation and pest inspection have identified these issues? References […]
#Construction #NSW #Inquiry The New South Wales Parliamentary Inquiry into the Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes is underway, let’s look at the Terms of Reference and the submission by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. References Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2540#tab-members No. 129 Australian Institute of Architects […]
#OpalTower #CourtCase #Australia The Opal Tower class action lawsuit has been delayed by 42 days due to the complexity of the class-action lawsuit. Let’s look at the Judges concerns and the portions of the Home Building Act that would be relevant to this case. References https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-09/sydney-opal-tower-class-action-lawsuit-proceedings-delayed/11398794