Owners and residents of a cracked Sydney apartment building are expected to meet with government officials, building management and experts almost a week after they were evacuated from their homes.
Mascot Towers, in the city's south, was vacated on Friday night after engineers became concerned about cracks in the primary support structure and facade masonry of the 10-year-old building on Bourke Street.
Updates in the days that followed announced about half of the 122 units are considered partly accessible and residents can re-enter briefly to collect personal items under escort from management and security.
All of the other units fall in the non-accessible zone and cannot be entered at any time, along with car parks, recreational areas and some businesses.
The most recent update from building management, in an email sent on Monday evening, said meetings were organised for later this week to discuss reports about the structure.
A panel of experts, including Mascot Towers' appointed engineer, building management, strata management and committee members, building construction lawyers, NSW Fair Trading and an insurance broker, will take questions from owners on Thursday night.
There will be a separate meeting for tenants with NSW Fair Trading on the same night.
The email reiterated that a claim on the building's insurance policy to fund temporary accommodation had been knocked back.
"Further advice on this matter is being sought and further information will follow at the owners' meeting," the email says.
One renter, Cameron, said he's waiting for further updates to decide what to do.
"All that the residents have been told is if we can't afford alternate accommodation then go talk to the Salvos," he told AAP on Monday.
Cameron has been relegated to an inflatable mattress on a friend's floor, but he counts himself as one of the lucky ones.
"After this week, life is going to get a lot tougher if I can't get back in," he said.
There was a suggestion that excavations at a nearby development, Peak Towers, may have played a role but construction firm Aland said any link was wrong and without evidence.
Managing director Andrew Hrsto welcomed an independent investigation into the cause of the issues at Mascot Towers.
It's unclear who will have to foot the bill for the repairs, with one advocacy group for owners in strata schemes claiming it will fall on the owners because the building is too old for warranty cover.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday said legislation to overhaul the building and construction industry would be introduced to parliament this week with a view of passing by the end of the year.
The reforms were announced in February, following a similar incident at the Opal Tower at Sydney Olympic Park in December.
It's also anticipated a building commissioner, who will act as the consolidated building regulator in NSW, would be appointed by the end of 2019 or sooner if possible.
Building management announced on Monday they will write to Ms Berejiklian seeking assistance for owners and residents who do not have insurance to cover the cost of temporary accommodation.
Australian Associated Press