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Podcast: The truth about the whole defects disaster
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Jimmy-T
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If you think you’ve heard everything there is to know about the cracks crisis at the Opal Tower in Sydney, and the whole defects disaster in NSW and Australia as a whole, think again. So far, media coverage has barely scratched the surface.

Meanwhile, politicians – in full election mode – are playing the blame game: it’s the certifiers, it’s the Labor party, all those years ago, it’s the Liberals who’ve done nothing since. But as for looking at the real problems, which are systemic and endemic, don’t hold your breath.

JimmyT and Sue Williams explore the cracks and crevices of the whole issue and come up with solutions that are so sensible, they have zero chance of ever being adopted by politicians.

You can hear it all on this week’s podcast here:

https://episodes.castos.com/flatchatpod/Flat-Chat-Wrap-8.mp3

 

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Great Podcast, we would also suggest that any major works on a building whether new or old should be independently checked by government certifiers. We are about to embark on a six figure rectification work in an old building and we would feel much better if we knew that the work was going to be of high or even acceptable standard. Disagreements abound over scopes of work. Currently in Strata  a volunteer committee of non qualified owners are making decisions on the remediation of a twenty story building. Disastrous after spending hundreds of thousands to get the orders to force the owners to do the work the least the government can do is ensure that work is up to par. Cheapest options are chosen, short cuts are made, penny wise pound foolish false economy prevails. There is too much leeway for owners corporations to compromise a building whether out of ignorance inexperience or pettiness.

 We totally agree with the checks on all works in strata over a certain budget figure. You need a pink slip for your car after all.

 Thanks Jimmy

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