‘No immediate plans’ to demolish Knipe Point houses

130733a  Preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013
130733a Preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

A bungalow earmarked for demolition on the perilous Knipe Point cliff top is unlikely to be razed to the ground this week.

That’s according to the man hired to carry out the work on the bungalow, one of two properties on the infamous cliff top that are scheduled to be knocked down.

130733d  Preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

130733d Preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

Knipe Point residents contacted The Scarborough News, believing the work could be carried out as early as today (Saturday February 16).

However, Stuart Oakley from Oakley Plant LTD, said that work on the property his company has been hired to demolish probably won’t take place until next Monday (February 25) at the earliest.

“We are all set up and ready to go, but there’s nothing we can do until all the electricity has been shut off,’ said Mr Oakley.

“I think we are probably looking at sometime early next week.”

130733g  Preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

130733g Preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

Preparations are already in place for the work to be carried out at Knipe Point, although Oakley Plant LTD are only currently contracted to carry out work on one of the two homes.

It’s understood that the owner of the other home has separate plans to knock down the home themselves.

However, it’s not known when this work would be carried out.

130733k Kane Cunningham's 'art house' on the edge as further landslip means there are preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

130733k Kane Cunningham's 'art house' on the edge as further landslip means there are preparations for the demolition of two more houses at Knipe Point. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013