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Clovelly Road slip update

 

Media Release

4 September 2008  5.55pm

 
Clovelly Road slip update

 

Manukau City Council has asked residents at 120, and the seaward units of 122 and 124 Clovelly Road to move out as a precautionary measure, because of a slip caused by rock failure close to their properties.

Economic Director Rick Walden emphasises that this request is precautionary, because the council’s geotechnical advisers have advised that when the cliff face does fall, the slip could come close to these dwellings.

“Our primary concern is always for peoples’ safety.  We would prefer that we err on the side of caution.  We understand that this is distressing for the people involved, but life must always take precedence over property, hence today’s request.”

This action follows Monday’s evacuation of people from the properties at 114, 116 and 118 Clovelly Road, which are directly affected by the rock movement.

The council’s geotechnical experts have advised that the cliff face will slip, although it is not known when this might happen. 

The council has cordoned off the directly affected area, to prevent people wandering onto the site.

“However, we are also concerned that some people want to sight-see. We want to underline that this slip carries high risk and we do not know when it will fall but it could be any time.”

The Eastern Beach foreshore in the vicinity is signposted advising of the danger and should be avoided as well.

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