Lendlease will demolish 18 houses it built in Jordan Springs East in the latest twist of the ‘sinking suburb’ saga that has dragged on for years.
For years stressed residents dealt with with major cracks inside and outside their home, as well as sunken driveways and crumbling roads in the new development.
In June 2020, Lendlease established a compensation scheme with the Commissioner for Fair Trading to support residents impacted by localised excessive land settlement in Jordan Springs East and purchased back a number of properties.
Now, 18 of those properties will be bulldozed.
“Since becoming aware of the ground settlement issues, we’ve been working with affected owners and administering a compensation scheme to address the impacts,” said Lendlease Managing Director Communities, Ranisha Clarke.
“As part of the scheme, a number of homes were repurchased from owners, and some of these will now be removed as they do not meet our own internal quality standards.
“We’re continuing to stand by our customers and committed to providing ongoing support as we work through the process.”
There are approximately 1000 properties at Jordan Springs East and around 90 homes have been impacted by localised excessive ground settlement.
Removal works for 18 houses will commence later this month and be complete this year.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.