City of Sydney statement on unauthorised use of the property on Quarry Street, Pyrmont

City of Sydney staff executed a search warrant on a house on Quarry Street, Pyrmont, on 24 July 2014, following an investigation into reports of unauthorised use of the property.

During the search, staff found the house was being used for short-term accommodation, which is prohibited in this residential area.

Staff reported unauthorised room partitions and an absence of adequate fire safety measures, which were both creating a fire safety hazard. 

On Friday 25 July, an emergency order requiring the evacuation of all occupants was served on the property owners with a deadline of 29 July.

City staff executed a further search warrant when they returned to inspect the property yesterday with officers from the NSW Police Force and found the owners had not complied with the order.

The City has also sought a Land and Environment Court injunction to prevent this unauthorised use continuing at the premises which is listed for 8 August.