Residents of yet another Sydney apartment block have been rocked by alarming safety fears — this time allegedly involving their balconies.
According to a bombshell report by The New Daily, occupants of the Otto Rosebery complex in the NSW capital’s southeast have recently been issued “urgent” instructions.
In a safety letter seen by the publication, residents of the tower’s 298 units have been told not to lean on their balconies, allow children to play on them or to let more than three people on them at a time. The warning comes after an investigation allegedly revealed the block’s balustrades were “structurally defective” and of “inadequate strength”.
Earlier this year, Owners Corporation Network spokesman Stephen Goddard told news.com.au he believed those incidents could be just the tip of the iceberg, and warned more building defects were likely to emerge.
“This is yet another example of systemic failure in the building industry to deliver the building code in residential strata,” he told news.com.au in the wake of the latest situation.
“It is an unavoidable truth we suffer systemic failure, so this comes as no surprise. One was an event, two was extraordinary, three is a trend — and what do you call four? An unavoidable truth.”