Crashed crane removed from Sydney complex

Residents will return to homes in a high-rise Sydney apartment block a week after a crane collapsed onto the side of the building, forcing a mass evacuation.

Frasers Property has confirmed residents will be allowed back into the Arc building in Wolli Creek on Sunday at 11am after the crane was removed on Saturday.

"Power and gas will be reconnected and we suggest all residents return to their apartments at that time to empty fridges and bins as needed," the developer said in a statement.

The main body of the crane is now in pieces and will be completely removed by Sunday morning "if works continue as scheduled", the company's spokeswoman said.

Workers from contractor Probuild used four mobile cranes to lift the fallen cantilever crane off the apartment block on Saturday.

Residents of the 88-unit complex on Brodie Spark Drive were immediately evacuated last Sunday after the 30-metre tall crane toppled.

The crane smashed into the top-floor penthouse resulting in about 160 residents being relocated to emergency hotel accommodation.

Frasers Property says some may wish to remain in their hotels on Sunday night because work to remove scaffolding and other equipment used to remove the fallen crane "will be noisy".

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