NSW Fair Trading has spoken directly with Eurobodalla residents impacted by last week’s license cancellation of building company Atomic 6.
The cancellation follows a series of serious complaints against the company and its director Andrew Lennox, who has left property owners impacted by the Black Summer bushfires facing defective and incomplete work on their rebuilds.
Mayor Mathew Hatcher said Council’s bushfire recovery support service is aware of several families in the Eurobodalla who’ve been caught up with Atomic 6.
“My understanding is Fair Trading has spoken to the local people impacted to advise them this was coming, and with Resilience NSW is supporting them through next steps,” Mayor Hatcher said.
“Hopefully everyone involved has been contacted, but if not, please get in touch with NSW Fair Trading.
“I urge Eurobodalla residents to always check building contractors are licensed before engaging them. This is easily done on the Service NSW website,” he said.
NSW Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos confirmed last Thursday that Atomic 6’s contract license had been cancelled and warned residents across New South Wales not to deal with the company or Mr Lennox under any circumstance.
The license cancellation means Atomic 6 cannot advertise, contract for, or conduct any residential building work for which a license is required in NSW.
Ms Petinos said an investigation launched by NSW Fair Trading had identified numerous consumers on the South Coast who had made payments to Atomic 6 for contracted work that had not been completed, had been sub-standard or non-compliant.
Anyone with complaints about Atomic 6 is encouraged to contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or online at Make a complaint | NSW Fair Trading
To check contractor licenses, visit Service NSW public register: Public Register - Service NSW