No return to Mascot Towers until 2020

No return to Mascot Towers until 2020
No return to Mascot Towers until 2020

Residents of Sydney’s Mascot Towers won't return to their apartments until 2020.

The earliest timeline is January 2020 while the crack remediation work proceeds.

Residents of the complex’s 132 apartments were evacuated in mid-June.

They have since been living in temporary accommodation.

Engineers investigating the cause of the problems told last night's extraordinary general meeting of unit owners that some residents

The main item on the EGM agenda was vote on a special levy to pay for remediation work on the complex.

It was for the first of four stages.

The meeting voted to raise a special $7 million levy on the decade-old building which is no longer covered under warranty for major defects, which expires after six years in NSW. 

The quote from Sydney engineers Top Consulting covered fixing general defects, water­proofing and rectification work on an expansion joint and transfer beam. 

Earlier on Thursday, residents were told the NSW government has agreed to extend rental assistance for the displaced residents another six months, out to March 2020, subject to an agreed funding deed.

“The decision has been made following a meeting between the building commissioner, strata manager, building manager and engineers which has led to a more focused line of inquiry for the root cause of the issues faced by the buildings,” Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson said in a statement.

Legal proceedings against the adjacent ALAND-built Peak Towers building are being considered after engineers were denied access to the site. 

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