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Opal Tower

The Opal Tower Defects Bill

#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

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Construction Mascot Towers

Mascot Towers Owners Lifelong Repair Debt

#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 […]

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Construction Economy

Apartment Demand Crashes

#Development #Apartments #Australia Developers are admitting that demand for Apartments is waining as buyer become warier following recent defect issues in the media. References Australia’s top developers acknowledge impact on potential buyers after Opal, Mascot Towers apartment defect news https://www.domain.com.au/news/australias-top-developers-acknowledge-impact-on-potential-buyers-after-opal-mascot-towers-apartment-defect-news-869967/

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Construction NSW Parliamentary Inquiry - Regulation of Building Standards

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry – Regulation of Building Standards (RAIA Submission)

#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 […]

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Opal Tower

Opal Tower Court Case Delayed

#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

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Real Estate

Sydney Apartment Owners Encouraged to Sell

#RealEstate #Sydney #Property Property Analysts are encouraging apartment owners to sell because of recent issues in the construction sector. Simply scaremongering or sound advice? References

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Opal Tower

Opal Towers’ Insurance Increase and Buying off the Plan

#OpalTower #Construction #Insurance Opal Towers’ Insurance premiums have increased 20 time and agents are telling us that Buying off the Plan is still in demand! References Opal Tower builder agrees to pay $1.7m insurance https://www.afr.com/property/residential/opal-tower-builder-agrees-to-pay-1-7m-insurance-20190731-p52ci6 Opal Tower fiasco unlikely to dent off-the-plan sales, agent tips https://www.realestatebusiness.com.au/breaking-news/18799-opal-tower-suit-unlikely-to-dent-off-the-plan-demand

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Opal Tower

Opal Tower Owner’s Class Action

#OpalTower #Construction #ClassAction The owner’s of Opal Tower have launched a class-action lawsuit against the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA). This case will certainly be an interesting precedent, particularly if the government pursues cross-claims. References Opal Tower unit owners launch multi-million-dollar class action against NSW State Government https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-29/opal-tower-class-action-suit-by-owners-sydney-olympic-park/11354562

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Construction

Looking at the Zetland Lofts Drawings

#Zetland #Construction #Evacuated Let’s look at the drawings for the Zetland Lofts and discuss some of the issues that could arise from the box gutter design.

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Construction

Inside the Zetland Lofts

#Zetland #Construction #Evacuated Let’s look inside the Zetland Lofts in order to get a better understanding of the issues facing the owners and occupants. Unfortunately, this isn’t a simple problem. References