High density living is no place for low standards | Owners Corporation Network

High density living is no place for low standards

Images of the fire that consumed the Grenfell Tower in London in 2017 shocked the world. As well as the tragedy of the loss of 72 lives, there was a reminder that high-rise living - so convenient to so many, relies on a lot of people doing their jobs properly before residents even move in. Strata apartments make up the fastest growing sector of housing in the state, but regulation has not kept up with the move to high density living.  But, as Jacob Saulwick reports today, the NSW government is refusing to say when and how it will act on urgent recommendations to lift the standards of residential construction in the wake of the Opal debacle - despite planning for a continued Sydney apartment building boom.
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