building started more than a year ago.
“By right, cement batching is not permitted at the site as it is too close to a residential area.
“The buffer zone for a highrise development and residential borders is not in accordance with the city’s by-laws.
“The developer has also carried out open burning at the site and fogging without prior notice to residents and restaurants nearby.”
Last year, Wong lodged a police report on behalf of the association concerning noise and air pollution.
He said a report was lodged against the developer for carrying out construction work until late night.
“Before the report was lodged, work was carried out till past midnight, even on weekends.
“But the developer adhered to the requirement for only several months.
“The construction is now on from 7am to 11pm. It is unbearable to residents.”
Another resident, who wanted to be known only as Trisha, said she had experienced breathing difficulties and asthma attacks whenever cement batching was carried out.
“Developers only talk about their corporate social responsibility programmes during product launches or marketing campaigns.
“What about the times when they deprive communities of sleep, and cause them to have asthma attacks?
Residents of Taman Mount Austin Phase Two, Johor Baru, are at their wit’s end about a developer conducting cement batching in front of their homes. PIC HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM