Media response - rectification works

Published on 15 February 2021

Response to The Advertiser.

  • Tea Tree Gully Council will ask the LGA to lobby Vickie Chapman about possible legislative change, which would force private companies to pay for the damage they leave behind with private projects, like footpath, kerb and roundabout damage. TTG says it cost approximately $45K in rectification works following 79 complaints from the community in 2020. However, the council says this would represent only a portion of the total instances of damage which occurs year to year. 

    Is the council able to provide an approximate dollar figure it has spent in similar rectification works in 2020 following complaints from residents?

    Is the council able to provide an approximate dollar figure it has spent in rectification works for all damage caused by private businesses following private projects in 2020?

RESPONSE

We have recently commenced data collection on builders’ activity with the aim of quantifying the damage across our network, which was highlighted during our recent footpath audit and through permit inspections.

ENDS