Independent Advice to NSW Minister for Planning and Housing – 14th January 2019
At the request of the Hon. Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Housing, an investigation was carried out into the cause or causes of structural damage to the Opal Tower at Sydney Olympic Park, which was first observed at Christmas 2018. In addition, the investigation reviewed possible remedial action to repair the damage to the building. The terms of reference also included a request to consider any recommendations for the future, with the intended purpose of assisting in avoiding problems with high-‐rise construction such as those addressed in this report.
Based on all available information, the following opinions, recommendations and findings of the investigation are presented. These are listed below under each term of reference (TOR) provided by the Secretary of the NSW Department of Planning.