11 JULY 2019
The alarming rise in New South Wales apartment buildings found with cracks is a nation-wide issue that ‘has been building over the last 20 years.’ Strata lawyer Stephen Goddard from the Owners Corporation Network has told Sky News the discovery of cracks in three NSW buildings has raised alarm bells in the building industry.
‘One building is an accident, two’s a coincidence and three is systemic failure,’ he says. Mr Goddard has accused the building industry of being ‘self-serving without oversight’ and has called for a building commissioner to be appointed to regulate the industry. Mr Goddard also says there is ‘no way of knowing’ how many other buildings in NSW or Australia could be found with cracks jeopardising their structural integrity.