McAuley Hawach investigates sinking Sydney suburb

More than 800 homes in the new Sydney suburb of Jordan Springs have allegedly been built on landfill which is subsiding, forcing a council to issue a warning to residents and potential buyers.

Landfill used in the development of the area by construction and development giant Lendlease is allegedly insufficiently compacted and is subsiding, damaging homes and directly impacting an estimated $605 million worth of residential property built on the land.

Penrith Council has been adding warning to the planning certificates of Jordan Springs East homes, and on September 28 council expanded the number of houses with planning certificate warnings from 195 to 841.

McAuley Hawach continues to investigate the situation and is offering those effected a free, no obligation, first consultation.

McAuley Hawach is holding a free online seminar on Monday 26 October at 6pm. Register at the link below.

McAuley Hawach is also holding a free seminar at Jordan Springs Community Hub on Thursday 12 November at 5pm. Register now by emailing

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Bernard McAuley

McAuley Hawach Lawyers

11 Fennell Street, Parramatta NSW 2124

Telephone: (02) 9633 1826

Facsimile: (02) 9687 8114 (02) 9687 8114



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