Mascot Towers residents seek $1 million through Go-Fund-Me campaign

Mascot Towers residents seek $1 million through Go-Fund-Me campaign
Mascot Towers residents seek $1 million through Go-Fund-Me campaign

Sydney’s Mascot Towers appears to be “moving in a downward motion”, according to the building’s co-ordinating engineer. 

The 10-year-old building was evacuated after engineers became concerned about continued cracking in support structure and facade masonry.

Mascot Towers’ co-ordinating engineer has now identified a new issue along the northern and eastern boundaries of the complex.

“It appears that the building is moving in a downward motion,” an update sent to residents and owners on Monday night said.

The update didn’t elaborate on “downward motion”.

The residents of Mascot Towers where forcibly evacuated from their homes late June 14th 2019 because their building started developing alarming cracking on its structure.

A Go-Fund-Me campaign has been created by a resident of Mascot Towers with the goal of raising 1$ million.

The creator said, "We plan to use the kind donations to help everyone in the building start the work on stabilizing the structural defects as well as investigate what went wrong."

"This is only the start for us, we face massive repair costs that could reach $6+ Million."

"The residents are faced with a $1 million cost just to get back home, this has to be paid by 1st August 2019," they added.

The latest news to come from the building is that it is 'sinking'.

Residents who aren't able to get back in to their unsafe apartments in Mascot Towers have been given access to temporary residential accommodation assistance by the NSW Government.

The government will supply emergency financial support to the Mascot Towers Owners Corporation.

Residents of a one bedroom unit will be able to access funding for accommodation of up to $220 per night. Two bedroom apartment residents will be able to get $300 per night and there is up to $400 per night for a three-bedroom unit, all paid subject to actual costs incurred. 

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said residents of the 132 units would temporarily be able to access financial support for incurred accommodation expenses whilst engineers determine the root cause of the issues. 

The Go-Fund-Me campaign has only reached $4,450 as of 10:00 June 25 2019.

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