Australia  

"Mascot Towers"

Latest news and video coverage curated from trusted media outlets

Green light for $7m Mascot Towers repairs

Mascot Towers owners have passed a motion at an extraordinary general meeting to pay a $7 million levy plus GST to fund remediation work on the cracked complex.
SBS - Published

Mascot Towers residents told they will not return home this year

Owners of apartments in the cracked building are at a meeting on Thursday night to vote on whether to take out a $10 million loan to pay for early remediation works.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeSBS

'Builder couldn't read plans': commissioner slams Sydney's building debacle

David Chandler endured a grilling from a parliamentary committee, during a hearing in which he also lambasted the builders behind the evacuated Mascot Towers.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Mascot Towers owners say $10 million repairs bill a 'dangerous precedent'

It was supposed to be the fulfillment of their Australian dream - but Mascot Towers owners say owning their own home in Sydney has become a 'waking nightmare'.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Tracking cracks: The startups aiming to stop apartment disasters

Construction tech startups believe they can stop Mascot Towers-style incidents by monitoring building safety in real time.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

2017 report found cracks in Mascot Towers

A dilapidation report prepared for Peak Towers in 2017 noted cases of cracking, material loss, material separation and efflorescence within Mascot Towers.
SBS - Published

Drones used to monitor Mascot Towers

Laser stations are currently in use and drones will be deployed in the coming weeks to monitor the movement of Mascot Towers and cracks in its structure.
SBS - Published

Building defects 'crisis' not fixed by government's package: lawyers

In the wake of the evacuation of the Mascot Towers apartment block, the Berejiklian Government said it would introduce new consumer protection legislation by the end of the year
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Mascot Towers engineers need four weeks

Engineers are still investigating the cause of problems plaguing the evacuated Mascot Towers, with residents unlikely to return home in the short term.
SBS - Published

'Looking for answers': Mascot Towers' owners want to return home

Owners are threatening to take matters into their own hands if they don't get answers on Thursday night when they meet with an engineer.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Council retrieves Mascot Towers documents

Geo-technical engineers are assessing Sydney's evacuated Mascot Towers as work continues to pinpoint the cause of the building's problems.
SBS - Published

Berejiklian Government reveals plan for post-Mascot Towers crackdown

Homeowners and apartment buyers would be owed a duty of care by builders and other participants in the property industry, under proposed reforms outlined by the state government.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Engineers continue to assess Mascot Towers

Geo-technical engineers are assessing Sydney's evacuated Mascot Towers as work continues to pinpoint the cause of the building's problems.
SBS - Published

Mascot Towers developers busy building apartments across Sydney

Many of the directors and shareholders of the companies responsible for the beleaguered Mascot Towers unit block continue to be involved in a range of Sydney property projects.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Mayor denies 'cover up' over Mascot Towers

An engineer says Sydney's evacuated Mascot Towers appears to be "moving in a downward motion" but a spokesman for the owners' corporation says it's not sinking.
SBS - Published

Mascot Towers 'moving in downward motion', latest engineer update says

Mascot Towers' coordinating engineer has informed the residents of a new issue along the northern and eastern boundaries of the complex.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeSBS

Morrison tangled up in red tape: will he e-v-e-r learn?

‘‘Cutting red tape’’ – that’s what our state government proudly proclaimed as it proceeded to slash scores of regulations, e.g. in the building industry. So now we get Opal Tower, Mascot..
Sydney Morning Herald - Published

Berejiklian coy on towers' rescue loan

The NSW government will pay for emergency accommodation for people evacuated from Mascot Towers but the money will be reclaimed when insurance kicks in.
SBS - Published

NSW govt to help Mascot Tower homeless

The NSW government will pay for emergency accommodation for people evacuated from Mascot Towers but the money will be reclaimed when insurance kicks in.
SBS - Published

NSW Government to foot bill for Mascot Towers residents' temporary accommodation

The state government will announce assistance for residents of the cracking Mascot Towers in Sydney, including reimbursing their temporary accommodation costs.
SBS - Published

Fundraising efforts to help Mascot Towers

One week after residents were forced to flee the structurally damaged Mascot Towers, fundraising efforts are underway to help pay for repairs.
SBS - Published

Mascot Towers residents could get 'unprecedented' emergency relief

The NSW government is exploring options to deliver an unprecedented emergency relief package for residents forced to evacuate the troubled Mascot Towers apartment block. 
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'No effective oversight': why the Opal and Mascot Towers cases may be the tip of a very large iceberg

The Mascot Towers crisis is the second seismic shock delivered to the Sydney high-rise residential market in just six months.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

 〈  Page 2