9 AUGUST 2020

Here’s an incredible, not to mention shameful, statistic about Australia’s building industry.

85% of new high-rise apartment towers are defective.

The rate of shoddy workmanship has increased dramatically as governments around the country have encouraged more developers to build more high-density housing as a way of containing urban sprawl. As a result, many unsuspecting buyers, trying to put a roof over their heads, are learning a painful lesson: that the cost of cutting corners is very expensive.

But as Sarah Abo reports, there is one man determined to fix all the damage. Let’s hope he does. As one affected owners says on camera “Buying an apartment shouldn’t be a gaol sentence”.

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Sarah Abo