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NSW launches investigation over Mascot Towers

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The NSW Government is launching an investigation into the conduct of the former City of Botany Bay regarding Mascot Towers, which was evacuated in 2019 after fears the building was unsafe.

The defects were highlighted about six months after structural issues forced residents out of Opal Tower in Olympic Park, adding to flammable cladding and building quality concerns that have led to insurance coverage issues in the sector.

Local Government Minister Wendy Tuckerman said last week that the investigation would focus on the role played by the former City of Botany and shine a light on any information it could reveal to prevent a similar situation happening again.

“We are advised relevant Council documents from that period cannot be located and may be missing,” she said. “We are determined to gather as much information as possible on the issues that led to the defects in Mascot Towers.”

NSW is also extending an accommodation assistance package for another year contingent on the owners’ corporation lodging documentation with the Supreme Court to terminate the strata scheme.