If you want to be able to enjoy the beauty of the Sydney Harbour, you’re going to have to be prepared to leave the Riverview Condominium.
The Riverwalk condo building in the Sydney River, Sydney’s premier residential development, has a price tag of $3 million and is a “high risk” property, the Department of Planning and Development said.
It is now a high risk rental property that has a history of serious incidents, and the building’s previous owner, a Chinese company, is now being investigated for alleged breaches of building codes.
“It’s a high-risk property, it’s not something you’re ever going to buy or sell in the long term,” Planning and Environment Manager Ben Wilson said.
“The properties are built on a heritage site and we have significant heritage issues.”
If you do go into the River View you can’t walk through the main entrance.
“The Riverview has been the site of serious fire, fire damage and a spate of burglaries and vandalism in recent years, with the property having been the scene of a series of violent incidents.”
We have a lot of issues there and they’re the reasons why it’s been shut down for the past five years,” Mr Wilson said of the Riverfront property.”
You can see what we have to do to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
“The department has launched an investigation into the building and the owner of the property, Chinese company Chinesecore Development.”
This was a very complex investigation, and it’s something that the Department is investigating,” Mr Miller said.
He said the building was being assessed to ensure the building did not pose a threat to anyone else and that it had been in compliance with building codes and other building regulations.”
There was some very serious breaches of safety regulations, there were a number of safety issues, and there were breaches of the building code,” Mr Jones said.
The Department of Development and Planning has already received numerous complaints about the RiverView condo building, and a spokesperson said it was working with the owner to “assess and resolve any concerns”.
The department is also currently investigating the RiverVIEW condominium for breaches of land and water use codes.
It said that while the building is currently under a code review, the department was not recommending anyone buy or rent it.
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