Council successfully prosecutes Roseville developer

Published on 08 June 2021

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Development company Vigor Master has been ordered to pay fines and court costs totalling $104,000 over breaches involving public safety at a boarding house development in Roseville.

The boarding house development is located at Sixth Mile Lane Roseville and had previously been refused development consent by Ku-ring-gai Council in 2014 and 2015.

Vigor Master received development consent through the Land & Environment Court in 2016, with work on the site beginning in 2017.

Numerous complaints were subsequently made to the Council regarding building activities at the site, including a lack of fencing and the dangerous operation of heavy vehicles adjacent to a pathway used by pedestrians.

Between 2017 and 2018 the Council issued various development control orders and fines totalling $23,000 to Vigor Master in an attempt to reduce safety hazards at the site.

Vigor Master contested the matter at Hornsby Local Court and in long-running proceedings that concluded last week, the Council was awarded costs and increased fines totalling $104,000.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the court decision was a significant one for the Council and the Ku-ring-gai community.

“Matters of public safety can never be compromised and the Council will continue to prosecute developers who try and cut corners in the local area.”

“It is also pleasing to see local courts taking strong action against developers who breach safety standards.”

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