Mascot Towers is now SINKING as its devastated residents are dealt another blow

Mail Online | 6/24/2019 | Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia
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Horrifying photos of cracking support beams, exposed pipes and uneven floors at a unit block in Queensland prove that Australia is enduring a construction crisis, according to a property guru.

Edwin Almeida, managing partner and licensee-in-charge of Just Think Real Estate, shared the images on Twitter last week.

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'This building is currently under construction and people are signing off on this... 30 plus levels of residential NIGHTMARE,' he captioned them.

'Shameful & scary times for buyers of new apartments in Australia,' he added without saying which city the block was in.

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Mr Almeida described new unit blocks as death traps and said several will need to be pulled down in the coming months.

It comes amid warnings an evacuated Sydney apartment block may be sinking into the ground after another block in Melbourne was evacuated on Sunday.

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The 10-year-old Mascot Towers was evacuated two weeks ago over concerns about continued cracking in the primary support structure and facade masonry.

Since then, residents of its 132 units have been forced to sleep elsewhere, with costs quickly adding up as authorities scramble to determine who is at fault.

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Mascot Towers' coordinating engineer has now identified a new issue along the northern and eastern boundaries of the complex.

'It appears that the building is moving in a downward motion,' an update sent to residents and owners on Monday night said.

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The update didn't elaborate on 'downward motion'.

Two senior geotechnical engineers have been engaged and are visiting the site this week with help from Engineers Australia, the update said.

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Internal monitoring has been expanded, while equipment to measure external movement has been set up on Church Avenue and Bourke Road.

Meanwhile, residents have been dealt another blow after New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian dodged questions over whether they will have to repay a loan from the Government to fund emergency accommodation after they...
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