There's a new parliamentary inquiry underway in NSW into building standards. It was prompted by serious worries about the safety of some apartment buildings, including Sydney's Mascot Towers and the Opal Tower.
Closer to home, there's been concerns about allegedly defective work at a high rise residential and commercial building in Charlestown.
So, why are these buildings being investigated? And how many other buildings in the Hunter will be under scrutiny?
ABC Newcastle's Dan Cox spoke to David Shoebridge, Green MP who will lead the parliamentary inquiry into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes.