Police officers and firefighters have become part of everyday life for residents of the Bega Court flats in Braddon.
Authorities have been called to the troubled complex repeatedly in the past week, arresting several people, including two men who allegedly kept a man trapped in one of the units.
Having lived in the complex with her three-year-old son Deklyn for little more than a year, Jayde Diebert said she was thankful to be moving out in two weeks.
''I can't wait to get out of there,'' she said. ''I hate it here. I don't do drugs, I don't smoke cigarettes. I don't like raising my kid in this.''
Fellow tenant Ruby Rivers is less lucky and is still waiting for a transfer after living at Bega Court for about 18 months.
Ms Rivers, who is due to give birth to a daughter in three weeks, said she was concerned about the recent surge in violent behaviour in the complex.
''It quietened down for a long time when police stepped up their presence, but the last couple of weeks it's gone out of control again,'' she said.
Ms Rivers has already put in a transfer request to move away from the complex, where she lives alone.
She said that while there was a sense of community among many residents, there were also a lot of troubled elements.
''It's really mixed: it's mental health, it's drugs and alcohol,'' she said.
''It's just everything in the same spot.''
For maintenance contractor Daniel Donoso, cleaning up after fires and fights is second nature.
Incidents involving the authorities were common at the complex, where a number of bins were set on fire less than a week ago, he said. ''It keeps you on your toes,'' he said.