McGill Rise, Claremont, Tasmania

Inside the suburb where neighbours live in fear they will be KILLED in their sleep

PHOTO: McGill Rise, Claremont, Tasmania. PRD

  • Controversial development of 22 homes at McGill Rise, Claremont, Tasmania
  • Eight of homes uninhabitable as embankments could collapse in heavy rain
  • Authorities admit ‘intolerable risk’, so residents of the eight homes evacuated
  • Neighbours report that boulders regularly tumbled towards houses below 
  • Previous tenants reported a huge range of issues with ‘poor construction’

Residents of ‘Tasmania’s worst development’ were electrocuted by their own kitchen taps, afraid rooves might cave in, and frustrated by mould, plumbing and wiring.

But it was their neighbours living down a huge, steep hill from the development put at the greatest risk by their ‘uninhabitable’ homes.

Eight unlucky families in the elevated McGill Rise subdivision, in Claremont just north of Hobart, were told to leave in March because the embankments around their homes posed ‘an intolerable risk’ of collapse.

This was not news to residents in houses below them on Abbotsfield Road, who were deeply worried about boulders and worse from the embankments above them crashing into their homes for years.

Tasmania's worse development? Eight homes in McGill Rise (inside the green box) were evacuated after fears the embankments posed an 'intolerable risk' of collapse. Other homes are under threat from falling boulders and debris below (red box)

Tasmania’s worse development? Eight homes in McGill Rise (inside the green box) were evacuated after fears the embankments posed an ‘intolerable risk’ of collapse. Other homes are under threat from falling boulders and debris below (red box)

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