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Relief announced for Mascot Towers residents

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There has finally been some good news for the residents of the structurally unsound Mascot Towers building.

Residents have been forced to find other accommodation after they were evacuated from the building on June 14 when engineers discovered structural cracks.

Many have been unable to return to their apartments to collect their belongings and are now forced to pay for alternate housing.

Engineers have now informed owners that the building seems to be “moving in a downward direction”.

But Member for Heffron Ron Hoenig tells Chris Smith he’s finally secured some relief for the upset residents.

“The mayor and I will be announcing this afternoon that rates that would be payable from the 1st of July will be deferred until the owners are on their feet. So people don’t have to worry about paying any more out for a building they can’t occupy.”

He says he’s also written to the Minister for Water and asked for water rates to be deferred.

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