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Central City business owners urged to check their buildings

Central City business owners urged to check their buildings

Owners of buildings in areas affected by yesterday’s aftershocks are being asked to check the safety of their buildings.

Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button says while most of the city is open for business, the Cashel Street area between Oxford Terrace and Colombo Street and around Hereford street has sustained some damage and has been cordoned off.

“We need the owners to bring in their structural engineers to assess the buildings and to ensure safety measures are in place. They also need to ensure the security of their property or business.

“Council is working in close conjunction with Police and the Fire Service and we need the building and business owners also to get on board and work with us by having engineers assess their buildings and for them to contact their insurance companies. We do need to ensure public safety.

“Council has set up a call- in number 941 6789 to provide building and business owners with information. Anyone unsure of what should be done should make a call,’’ says Deputy Mayor Button.

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