PHOTO: Mascot Towers was evacuated on June 14 after cracks appeared in the building’s beams. AAP: Bianca de Marchi

Unit owners in Sydney’s evacuated Mascot Towers building are facing a bill of at least $10 million to repair the 10-storey building.

Key points:

  • Mascot Towers residents were forced out of the apartment building in June after serious structural issues were discovered
  • The final bill for the repairs is yet to be determined, but residents will vote on an initial plan for a $10 million special levy at a meeting this month
  • Apartment owners have told the ABC they were “shocked” to find out the new funding arrangement

In a move one resident described as “devastating”, the ABC can reveal owners will vote on a $10 million “special levy” to fund “stage one” of the remedial works for the 132-unit block in a meeting later this month.

The Mascot Towers complex in Sydney’s south was evacuated in June after engineers spotted cracking in the primary support structure.

It came six months after Opal Tower in Sydney’s west was evacuated on Christmas Eve for similar structural problems.