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We have recently settled on an apartment in a block of four in NSW. During settlement we identified that the other top floor apartment had received approval to put a roof on their current deck and a set of stairs running down into an exclusive use area.
We also located an approved DA and associated documents which contained different plans which detail a far more extensive enlargement of the deck. Shading plans submitted to council show that the enlarged deck will block light into our unit.
The strata has no record of the DA plans and there is no strata approval for the works. It appears the owners sought and received approval only for adding stairs and a roof onto an existing deck and five days after receiving approval, submitted plans to council which were completely different, and which council gave a DA for.
It seems to me that the process with council has fallen down and that our neighbours have run two separate processes, using two separate sets of plans. All of this is news to our strata manager.
My question is , what right do we have to ask about the DA? Can we oppose the renovation if it has an approved DA? On a separate note we had hoped to put on a deck to mirror the current deck of our neighbours. Any advice would be appreciated.
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