Council takes legal action against Australian Consulting Building Pty Ltd

31/07/2017

Georges River Council has commenced legal proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court against Australian Consulting Building Pty Ltd in relation to the former Hill Street Tavern site located at 1A Hill Street, Hurstville.
 
Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, explained that legal action is being taken against the company – of which Amerr Taouk is the sole Director – for breaching court orders from 31 March 2017, by failing to maintain the premises and prevent intruders from entering.
 
“The building is in a state of disrepair and is an eyesore for surrounding residents and local businesses. It is also easily visible to commuters passing on the nearby train line,” he said.
 
“The site, together with an adjoining property at 105 Forest Road, which is owned by the same company, is one of the gateways to the Hurstville commercial centre. It is not good enough for a property owner to leave a site in a derelict state, which people see as they enter the Hurstville CBD.”  It discourages investment in the CBD and detracts from the reputation of Hurstville as a thriving commercial centre.
 
“Australian Consulting Building also owes Council costs from the previous court proceedings and refuses to respond to correspondence.”
 
“Due to this company’s complete and wilful disregard for the community and for failing to properly secure the site, Council has been left with no alternative but to take Amerr Taouk’s company back to court.”
 
The matter will come before the NSW Land and Environment Court on Tuesday 4 August 2017.