A dispute in the neighborhood erupted after a resident built a towering two-story apartment in his backyard.
The frustrated owners who live next to George Rodwas in Winston Hills, west of Sydney, said the new building has devalued their properties.
The council approved a modest grandma house and a garage, but Mr. Rodwas went ahead with a structure that dwarfed his own home and dominated the surrounding houses.
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A dispute in the neighborhood erupted after a resident built a towering two-story apartment in his backyard
"It's a monstrosity when I look out the window," an elderly neighbor told A Current Affair.
Other neighbors described the owner as "unbearable" and said the structure has prevented them from swimming in their backyard pool.
One man said Mr. Rodwas's new grandmother's flat was "totally different" from what had been approved, but his complaints had been ignored.
"He just curses you, tells you to fuck off and do whatever he wants on his property," he said.
The Council of Parramatta has issued an order of suspension of work, which Mr. Rodwas ignored, and the unbelieving locals were told that the Council could not do otherwise.
They blame the certifiers of private buildings and said that Mr. Rodwas went from company to company until he found one that would approve his plans.
The council approved a modest granny house and garage, but Mr. Rodwas went ahead with a structure that dwarfs his own home and dominates the surrounding houses
Even then, Grandma's huge apartment bears little resemblance to approved plans, which clearly show a single-story structure.
"The Council of the City of Parramatta routinely presents any error on the part of the private certifiers considered important to the Board of Construction Professionals," the Council said in a statement.
"Consequently, the issues identified with this development will also be brought to the attention of the Construction Professionals Board.
The Council will also write to the Minister of Innovation and Enhanced Legislation, as well as to all relevant state parliamentarians.
"Look for changes in the legislation and guidelines applicable to private certifiers, in order to address the problems related to non-compliance with an approval granted by the certifier without application".
Daily Mail Australia contacted the private building certifier used by Mr. Rodwas for comments.