Some Opal Tower Residents Could Go Home

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Some residents of the cracked Opal Tower in Sydney could be back in their homes as early as the weekend after engineers declared the building safe for occupation once stabilisation works are complete.

The newly-built tower in Sydney Olympic Park was evacuated on Christmas Eve after cracks found in the building sparked fears it would collapse.

In a letter sent to residents on Thursday, the tower’s builder Icon said design engineer WSP and a third party engineer had confirmed the building is safe for reoccupation following the completion of stabilising works which are due to finish on Friday.

While apartments requiring no work will be safe to occupy from Saturday, other apartments needing minor works will not be ready for another week and those requiring remedial work will not be ready for between four and six weeks, the letter says.

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