The Westwood apartments are being used to house the staff of the state’s Department of Education, but the owners are being paid for their “damaging” work.
Key points:A Westwood property is being used by the Department of the Environment to house staff of their departmentWestwood apartments in Melbourne’s CBD are being renovated to provide better access for children to the cityThe apartments are used for childcare services and to house childcare staffWestwood Properties said they are the only apartments in the city to have this type of “damaged” workThe department has been tasked with improving the Westwood and Westwood Village apartments in Westfield in Melbourne, which were both built in the early 1990s.
The state government has not given permission for the work to be done.
Westwood’s property manager, Tony Hodge, said the apartments were being renovated and would be a “world class example of a building which meets modern standards of building”.
“This is what we do.
It’s a state-of-the-art facility and we are proud to be the only accredited facility in the country to have a dedicated caretaker for these apartments,” he said.”
Westfield said it was not aware of any similar projects being undertaken at the apartments.”
We’re committed to making sure that we meet the standards of the Department.”
Westfield said it was not aware of any similar projects being undertaken at the apartments.
Mr Hodge said the Department was aware of the damage and was working with the Department on the matter.
“The department is currently consulting with the owners and we will ensure that this does not happen again,” he told News24.
“All of our employees are trained to look after the building, to ensure that the buildings are safe.”
Mr Hotey said the building was being “restored” and that all residents were being asked to come back within a few weeks to assess damage.
“There is some structural work that’s been done to the building which needs to be completed before the building can be brought back to a good state of repair,” he added.
Mr Maughan said the department was aware that damage had been done and was currently working with Westwood on repairs.
“If the department is required to take a decision on whether or not they can proceed with the building we will,” he continued.
“However, we would urge any affected people to come and assess and we want to make sure that there’s no further damage.”
The Department of Child Development is seeking an environmental assessment from the Department for the use of the property, and will provide a report to the state government in due course.