Opal Tower


 PHOTO: Opal Tower

When Andy Neverly put his life savings into unit 2208 in Sydney’s Opal Tower, he thought he’d snapped up a “dream home”.

But that dream turned into a nightmare on Christmas Eve when residents of the newly-built, 36-storey building were forced to evacuate due to safety fears following significant cracking.

Many residents are still so worried they have refused to return — including Mr Neverly’s own tenants.

In an explosive interview with 60 Minutes which aired tonight, the Sydney man said he was facing financial ruin after forking out $840,000 for the doomed flat.