Whitby safe after storm brings slips
No dwellings in the Whitby area are under threat despite cracks and subsidence appearing after last week’s storm.
Porirua City Council assets and operations manager Peter Bailey said there was no cause for alarm.
‘‘We are awaiting the results of a detailed surveyors and engineers report, but at this stage there is enough evidence to give assurance that residential homes are safe,’’ he said.
The assurance comes after recent landslides in the area, and a public walkway and a neighbouring property have been left damaged following recent storms.
Sandra Muirhead of Astronomer Place in Whitby is one resident who does not feel secure in her home.
Mrs Muirhead had restored the area after a series of slips and problems going back to 2010.
‘‘There were stormwater pipes running across the property and into the Whitby Walkway next door,’’ she said. ‘‘They were dug up and repaired or replaced and the garden was a mess. We finally got it in good shape and now this has happened.’’
Mr Bailey said the council would have more information as to how the problem could be rem- edied after it received a full report from Cutriss Consultants next week.
Don’t panic: Subsidence in Astronomer Place, Whitby