Good fences

A community under construction

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  • Published 20180501
  • ISBN: 9781925603323
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

RUBBERNECKING. THERE’S NO denying that was my intention as I huddled with the growing crowd behind the blue-and-white checkered tape, our smartphones at the ready. On the other side of the temporary barrier were dozens of emergency workers in high-vis vests.

All heads were turned skywards to where a tower crane had crashed into the eleven-storey Arc apartment building in Wolli Creek, falling over from the Marq East construction site. The former was completed in 2014, the latter due for completion mid 2018. Residents had been evacuated, as well as those in the adjacent buildings. Police were mobilised to prevent looting, control traffic and ensure public safety. The developer, Frasers Property, and the building company, Probuild, were in damage control in all senses.

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