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Written by Manning River Times   
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

A combination of big seas and king tides has forced Greater Taree City Council to order the urgent demolition of this house on southern Old Bar.

DEMOLITION is underway on one of three Lewis Street houses now situated precariously close to the eroded Old Bar Beach.

Following talks between the owner and Greater Taree City Council on Friday, the owner agreed to begin demolition this week, just as one corner of the house began teetering over the brink of a drop of several metres.

WorkCover had to give special permission for the demolition to begin immediately, according to council’s director planning Graham Gardner.

Mr Gardner said yesterday the house contained asbestos, and when informed of the need to demolish, WorkCover required seven days’ notice.

It changed its mind, however, when the urgency of the work was pointed out.

“My understanding now is that demolition consent has been given, with WorkCover’s blessing,” Mr Gardner said.

Yesterday, work was progressing on the most southerly of the three houses, which was vacated by tenants about three weeks ago when the erosion danger became imminent.

But as he watched the removal of his neighbour’s house yesterday, the owner of the other two endangered houses, Ross Keys, still had many questions for Greater Taree City Council, which approved all three structures several decades ago.

Council’s ‘do nothing’ approach to the issue of coastal erosion could see it end up in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Council’s ‘do nothing’ approach to the issue of coastal erosion could see it end up in the NSW Land and Environment Court, Mr Keys warned.

Council’s attitude was firmly in the media spotlight yesterday as the Daily Telegraph highlighted the Keys family’s plight in a double page feature story, and also in its Editorial. As well, ‘A Current Affair’ team was understood to be on its way to Old Bar.

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