Council rejects site access claims
PEPPERMINT Grove Council has rejected a claim that workers hired to improve security at Pankaj and Radhika Oswal’s vandalised $70 million riverside mansion had been unable to access the property.
“Not once have I been contact- ed by the Oswals, their representatives, in any shape or form to get the keys,” chief executive John Merrick said.
Mr Merrick said police, council staff and building surveyors had keys to the property, but the only suggestion of contractors potentially accessing the site had been in a more wide-ranging letter from the Oswals’ representatives “several weeks ago”.
The Oswals’ Sydney lawyer Rebekah Giles said her clients have been unable to access the site because of locks placed on the gate, “urgent” queries to the council were unanswered and her clients had been unable to address site security concerns.