A timely reminder to check your balcony

Monday May 1 2017

The VBA has reminded property owners, balconies and decks need to be checked and maintained regularly following the collapse of a balustrade in South Yarra on the weekend that saw a woman taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The woman, in her 20's fell nine metres from the third story of her Toorak Road apartment. 

The VBA's Director of Technical and Regulation, Joseph Genco, said the incident in South Yarra is a reminder structures can look safe to the untrained eye but may be weakened due to exposure to the elements.  

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