CAN you believe it … that this is the worst? …
When they are everywhere!
NO doubt David Chandler has seen as bad if not worse …
DID the Commissioner have to back off from referring those who it seems have been instrumental in planning law changes in NSW?
WE know they hold the reins with their annointed one from the Property Council in Canberra … he who wrote their policy before entering politics …
SERIOUSLY … how can the Commissioner cut through?
IS this about NSW INC appearing to clean up the industry?
Focusing on a 16-storey Auburn apartment building full of fire hazards and defects months after owners and tenants moved in … when Sydney Precincts are riddled with defects
WHY has NSW INC delayed the powers of the NSW Building Commissioner until 1 September?
THE Commissioner visited this development by Merhis in October last year … at the urging of Fire and Rescue NSW because only one of its two lifts worked and it failed to meet fire safety, structural, and waterproofing standards!
IS the delay due to give this Cohort time to address (to fudge) issues? Because the Commissioner will be returning to this Merhis development on 1 September …
DESPITE this Merhis … not unlike his mates … describes the buildings as ‘architectural landmarks of the finest standard’…
HOWEVER, the Commissioner has managed to get the new laws passed whereby with developments less than 10 years old owners can now sue those responsible for the defects.
-occupation certificates can be withheld
A further three orders were issued by the council with concerns about construction integrity. When the Commissioner had found a lift shaft so far out of plumb the installers were unable to find a vertical pathway for the lift. A layer of concrete was removed to make the lift fit but they had to resort to installing a smaller lift!
Yet the builder/developer claimed that many were latent defects or caused by extreme weather events or damage by tenants …
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