Auckland Council said yesterday it had issued a warrant to undertake the emergency partial demolition of the Probett Building in New Lynn.
The building at 3107 Great North Rd was damaged during last week’s flash flooding. The council issued a dangerous building notice last week, and said the owner had worked closely with the council to allow the demolition to proceed.
Initially the owner was planning to undertake the work, but the council wanted to proceed quickly to allow for work on the culvert the water came from to also progress safely.
Council infrastructure & environmental services director Barry Potter said Ward Demolition started work yesterday. It also needed to remove asbestos from the site.
He said the upstream end of the culvert would start to be cleared today.
Attribution: Council release.