Posts Tagged ‘Mons’

The reasons why so many high-rise towers have faults

An explosive study into the poor quality of apartment buildings has found that new blocks are “plagued with defects”, with at least one found in 85 per cent of all buildings analysed. Written by Deakin University’s Nicole Johnston and Griffith University’s Sacha Reid, the report found 97 per cent of buildings in New South Wales…

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Dozens evacuated as fire breaks out at Sunshine Coast bowls club

A RECENTLY renovated bowls club on the Sunshine Coast will likely be closed for several weeks to repair damage caused by a fire that broke out today. Dozens of people were evacuated after a fire broke out at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club this afternoon. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said seven crews were…

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Fire breaks out at Brisbane pub

FIREFIGHTERS remain at the scene of a blaze at Brisbane’s Port Office Hotel. The fire broke out in the kitchen and spread to the hotel’s exhaust about midday. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the fire was contained to the building and was under control by about 1.30pm. A number of firefighters entered…

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Australia’s construction crisis spreads to Brisbane:

How thousands of buildings in the Queensland capital are at risk of turning into towering infernos because of ‘shoddy workmanship’ • New report uncovered 3227 defects in 212 apartment buildings across Australia • Alarming number of fire-protection defects were identified as the most common • Defects found in 71 per cent of inspected buildings in…

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Charges laid after Wandal home destroyed by suspicious fire

ONE week after a Wandal home was gutted by a suspicious fire, police have charged a man. The 26-year-old has been charged with arson and fraud after police and emergency services were called to a Naughton St home shortly before 4pm last Tuesday. The owners of the home were left with next-to-nothing after the home…

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Big Brother house fire: Building ‘deliberately’ set alight by vandals

The Big Brother Australia house is still standing after allegedly being deliberately lit over the weekend. Fire crews were called to bushland near the structure, tucked away near Gold Coast’s Dreamworld amusement park, at 2.20pm on Sunday. Firefighters had the blaze under control within 10 minutes of arriving and say the cause is not known.…

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QLD Rentals In Dire Need Of Fire Alarm Upgrades

More than 450,000 rental properties in Queensland are affected by new smoke alarm laws, which could see landlords paying up to $2000 for new smoke alarms – or risk being unable to tenant their dwellings. Every rental property in Queensland must meet the new smoke alarm rules by 31st December 2021; to meet this deadline,…

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Arson charges laid after Gold Coast house fire

A woman has been charged after a house fire in Currumbin Valley yesterday. It broke out around 4.00am, at a house on Tomewin Mountain Road. A man and a woman – both aged 61 – were able to escape the blaze, which destroyed the home and an attached cabin. The man suffered burns to his…

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Workers evacuated, smoke spreads from large industrial fire

FIREFIGHTERS have rushed to a Coolum Beach business where a yard full of cardboard is on fire. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said multiple crews were responding to Carters Transport on Quanda Rd, and would likely be battling the blaze for some time. He said an estimated 100 tonnes of cardboard was alight,…

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House fire forces authorities to close street

UPDATE, 4pm: THE fire which claimed a house on May St was extinguished this afternoon, but the street will remain in a lockdown today until forensic investigators arrive to determine the cause of the fire. While the fire is not considered to be suspicious, the easternmost end of May St will be closed to all…

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