Bikini-clad women at the pool of an apartment complex where sun tanners have to cover up are chased by three cameras monitoring what they are wearing.
Business development manager Kristy Miller, 39, and Irish Lynne Courtney, 27, have both brought up ‘scandalous’ stories about being asked to leave the Emerald Park swimming pool in Zetland because their swimsuits exposed too much skin.
Daily Mail Australia on Thursday observed three cameras roaming around the pool, two of which were staring directly above the poolside lounge.
The cameras turned to track women as they walked along the water’s edge.
Three roving cameras watch residents as they lounge by the pool at Emerald Park, an upscale apartment complex in Zetland, Sydney
Layers management recently posted signs (right) at the lagoon of the Emerald Park complex in Zetland (left) telling residents to ‘be appropriately dressed’ by the pool
Signs in the complex state bylaws that ‘users of the swimming pool are adequately dressed’.
Another sign titled ‘Pool Rules’, which has only been posted last week, reads, ‘No G-string, no topless, must be appropriately dressed.’
British dancer Nathan James, 35, who recently moved into the building, told Daily Mail Australia that he was immediately surprised by the signage.
“It just seems un-Australian,” he said on Thursday.
“I’ve never seen anything like it here in other apartment buildings.”
A man believed to be a security guard at the complex will leave the main building on O’Dea Avenue on Thursday, October 8
Kristy Miller (left) and Lynne Courtney (right) told how she was ordered by a security guard to leave the Emerald Park pool because their bikinis ‘were not up to pool standards’
Mr James, who lived in Dubai for three years before moving to Sydney, said it made him feel like he was ‘back in the Middle East’ where modest dress codes are imposed in public areas.
“But in Dubai it’s not even a thing in hotel or private pools, you can pretty much wear whatever you want,” he said.
Referring to his swimsuit that hung low on his hips and stopped mid-thigh, Mr. James said it was “unfair” for women to be targeted when men can walk around unmoved.
British dancer Nathan James (pictured) said strict swimwear regulations reminded him of living in the Middle East
Kristy Miller told Wednesday how a security guard ordered her to leave the Emerald Park pool in Zetland because her Calvin Klein swimsuit “doesn’t meet pool standards.”
“This is Australia, not a Muslim country,” Ms. Miller said to the Daily telegram Thursday – adding that the ‘Middle East’ guard had not targeted men carrying parakeet smugglers.
‘Who is a guard of Middle Eastern descent to tell me what I can and cannot wear?
“I pay $ 600 a week to live here, I should be able to wear any bikini I like.”
Strata statutes state that “ pool users are adequately dressed ” – but exactly what this entails is unclear
The lagoon is one of three pools in Emerald Park where at least three women have been told to change into more appropriate swimwear that shows less skin
One morning in late September Irish Lynne Courtney was lying face down and alone by the pool when she was told that her ‘cheeky’ two-piece cut-out left too much of her backside ‘.
“There was no one else at the pool, but I felt so embarrassed,” Ms. Courtney, who works for Service NSW, told Daily Mail Australia.
The 27-year-old from North Dublin has lived in the Eastern Suburbs for nearly two years, but has only recently moved into the Emerald Park complex.
Mrs. Courtney told the Middle East guard that she had never had any problems and asked why he had a problem as it was a private pool.
“He was like, ‘I don’t want to do this, it’s not from me,’ ” she said.
‘He made me feel ashamed in my own pool, that’s where I live. I thought it was very sexist, it’s not okay. ‘
The leopard-print bikini that Mrs. Courtney wore caused security problems
Managers at Whelan Property Group, the strategy company responsible for Emerald Park, declined to comment on the matter when they contacted Daily Mail Australia.
In the meantime, a number of the ’24-hour building manager ‘has not been answered despite numerous telephone calls.
On-site building manager Rajan Neupane also declined to comment, but told Daily Mail Australia that members of the management committee are working on an official statement to be released in the coming days.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison weighed in on Thursday and told breakfast show 2GB that women should be able to wear whatever they want.
‘I thought they always could. I didn’t know that was all tied up, ”he said.
‘I’m surprised it even applies. But let me tell you something, as a father of daughters I may have some dress standards and conditions, but that’s for the family. ‘