Landslip closes Marine Rescue Base at Norah Head

The Marine Rescue Base at Norah Head has been closed following a landslip along the foreshore of Cabbage Tree Bay after the severe weather and prolonged torrential rain between March 18 and 23, Coast Community News reports.

About 4m of the bank was eroded and Marine Rescue NSW sent out a structural engineer to inspect the site.

A spokesperson for Marine Rescue NSW said the engineer’s report ordered that access to the building be prohibited until a geotechnical engineer can be engaged to further assess the current slope stability and provide further direction.

“The unit’s normal rescue vessel operations are currently being staged from its boat shed close by on the waterfront, and neighbouring Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie is monitoring marine radio calls to the Norah Head unit through the Marine Rescue NSW communications network.”

The Norah Head building will remain closed until a geotechnical report confirms that it is sufficiently structurally sound or another solution is identified.

Read the full story at Coast Community News.

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