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  • #51469
    AvatarDanny D
    Flatchatter

    The apartment above commenced a massive renovation project on the 5th Aug including 5 days of jack hammering up tiles causing intolerable noise to the residents who can only leave their homes for 1 hour a day. As I understand it only ‘essential’ should be carried out during this time yet the OC have done nothing to prevent the work or check if legal.

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  • #51508
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster

    What I was hoping was that someone would be able to tell me whether major renovations in a Strata block are allowed during Stage 4 lockdowns in Melbourne.

    Try these DHSS contacts

    Make a complaint

    #51497
    AvatarAustman
    Flatchatter

    Check with the DHHS.

    But some specific information regarding renovations is here:

    <h3 id=”can-my-renovation-proceednbsp”>Can my renovation proceed?</h3>
    Tradespeople and builders can only visit your home for renovations if you have fully vacated the property and are not staying there during the period of Stage 4 restrictions.

    If you have vacated the property, then renovations can proceed in line with restrictions on residential construction.

    If you’re still living at the property, then tradespeople and builders can only make emergency repairs.

    https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/stage-4-restrictions-summary-covid-19#can-my-renovation-proceednbsp

    #51505
    AvatarDanny D
    Flatchatter
    Chat-starter

    The noise and disturbance has been stressful enough without getting our pictures in the papers. We called at the local police station in person but they referred us to the Covid hotline.
    What I was hoping was that someone would be able to tell me whether major renovations in a Strata block are allowed during Stage 4 lockdowns in Melbourne.

    #51495
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster

    I can pass this on to my colleagues in the media but you would have to be named and perhaps be in a picture.  Let me know if you are up for that.  Meanwhile call your local police station directly.  A home renovation is probably way down the priorities of the Covid Hotline.

    #51492
    AvatarDanny D
    Flatchatter
    Chat-starter

    I have reported them to the Covid Hotlline which gets referred to the local police but you get no feedback.
    The work is likely to take about 10 weeks. Someone said a renovation can be completed if started before the restrictions came into place. They started 12 hrs before.

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    #51489
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Call the cops?  Or is it too late and the work has finished?

    #51481
    AvatarDanny D
    Flatchatter
    Chat-starter

    The property is in inner Melbourne subject to Stage 4 restrictions

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