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1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

How unusual. Maybe the surveyor's idea of fun. I can't understand why they didn't go in a straight line. Might still be worth approaching council to see…

1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

Hi Karcher CC,
How are you measuring the boundary? Are you going off site plans? Don't these show the easement?
If not, the local council should be able to tell…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The petition started by Andrew Burrell seems to be gaining enormous support - 19000 signatures so far.
In the latest update he says the following:
In the process of contacting various people…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

An interesting take on the current construction crisis by Catherine Williams, a licenced builder (though she does also have degrees in civil engineering and law which can't hurt), appeared on…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Well now it appears there is a second petition asking for a Royal Commission into the building industry.
This one has been started by the owners of a unit in…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

That's interesting. And a shame for you but at least bad plastering can't kill you. I don't understand how they would be allowed to get away with hiring…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Another news report about the problems with apartment buildings across Australia aired on Channel 9 yesterday. Here is the link if you are interested:
https://www.9news.com.au/national/opal- ... b247f5ffaf
The…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

For those who missed it last night here is a link to the Four Corners investigation entitled Cracking up:
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/four-corn ... 903H028S00
Bronwyn Weir, co-author of the Shergold…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Some more in the news today about the Four Corners investigation airing tonight on ABC at 8.30:
One glaring example of inaction is how NSW failed to implement laws that could…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Four Corners is airing an investigation into the apartment building fiasco, Cracking up, tomorrow night (19 August) at 8.30 on ABC TV and Iview. See related information at:

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Sean Nicholls’ investigation into the building sector, Cracking Up, is airing on Four Corners tomorrow night (19 August) at 8.30pm on ABC TV. If you miss it, you will be…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Unit owners in Sydney's evacuated Mascot Towers building are facing a bill of at least $10 million to repair the 10-storey building.
In the minutes of an owners meeting to…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Sydney boom suburbs suffer more than double rate of defects

A 9News investigation found that:
homeowners in the postcodes of earmarked 'priority precincts', growth and urban renewal areas have a more than double rate of defects compared to those where regular…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Yet another story on the ABC this morning:
Brisbane luxury apartment defects force owner out of home still unliveable two years later
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-29/ ... y/11335478
Same tale of inaction…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

In the news today
State and territory building ministers agree on national approach to industry reform
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-18/ ... y/11320444
It looks like the recommendations of the Shergold-Weir report…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Cladding rectification is undoubtedly going to open the can of huge worms that is our building industry at the moment if this story which appeared today is anything to go…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Predictably some members of the property sector aren't too happy about the plan to increase the building levy.
This sparked a backlash from members of the property sector, with the…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Yes Harts, maybe they could .. But unfortunately Daniel Andrews is only prepared to talk about the cladding crisis. And the only reason this is front of mind of anyone…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Article in the Australian Financial Review today:
Victoria to fund cladding rectification of privately owned buildings
https://www.afr.com/real-estate/residen ... 715-p527gl
The state government on Tuesday will announce the plan to…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

And if you didn't already have all this experience in building to bring to bear on your build to find and sort out problems, where would you be now? …

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Some images to give some colour to the facts. Channel nine news report on the building industry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WIA9KIK_So

You can find houses suffering from the same problems but…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Article that appeared today on the ABC website:
Apartment owners worried they are living in structurally unsound buildings
Link below:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-25/ ... d/11246116
Nicole Johnston from Deakin University has just…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Another informative article in The Conversation today:

https://theconversation.com/buck-passin ... 0at%20risk
The author, Geoff Hanmer, who is an adjunct lecturer in Architecture at UNSW makes the very pertinent…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

I'm afraid I'm going to have to eat my words above in post 2. I stand corrected by Building Expert.
In Victoria now in order to register as a…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

This is the advice of Philip Gall, chair of the Owners Corporation Network, in an opinion piece which appeared today. He speaks from experience having purchased a two bedroom apartment…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Eating plastic?

It could be the research carried out by the Newcastle team is a bit flawed. If you are interested watch Media Watch
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/media-wat ... 835H019S00
Stories starts…

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