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Is this game over?

25 Oct 2010

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Lend Lease has fenced off the Serrata site in Bourke St in preparation for construction of the controversial residential tower.

Adjacent apartment owners are threatening legal action for damages and claim they were misled about what was to be built at the site.

Resident spokesperson Frank Ruggiero said legal action was still being considered.

“I have been informed that lawyers are in the process of preparing and sending communications to the owners about the proposed legal action,” Mr Ruggiero said.

“Given that they are still involved at that level, it is not appropriate for me to comment further.”

“However, it appears that Lend Lease continues to disrespect and disregard the community as they have now fenced the land for construction.”

Slightly more than half of respondents to the October online Docklands News survey thought that Serrata should be built.  The survey attracted 11 responses, with six voting for the development and five against.

Six out of the 11 respondents also said they believed the residents were misled.  On the question of whether the residents were being misleading themselves by describing the building site as a “park”, seven thoughtthey were not and four thought they were.

Among the comments made were:

“I wish Lend Lease would stop saying that they are helping develop the Docklands community. They are clearly not interested in communities. They are interested in making profits;” and“Lend Lease made promises but, in the end, everyone should do their own due diligence.”

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