10 JULY 2019
A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated last year. Residents from the 30 loft-style apartments at 19 Gadigal Avenue in Zetland, in Sydney’s southwest were evacuated late last year, while City of Sydney staff had inspected the building in February and found it had “extensive and severe water damage”, a city spokesman said.
Stephen Goddard from the Owners Corporation Network also told 9News he was distressed after people were made homeless by the defects. “We have lived with building defects for the last 20 years, but we’re now having structural defects that are a threat to live (with) safely – causing people to evacuate,” he said. “(There is) no silver bullet solution – there’s no 20-minute solution to this story.”