Cliff inspection

An area in Whakatane's town centre will be cordoned off until Council determines its safety.

Several large boulders dislodged from an escarpment near the intersection between Canning Place and Commerce Street, just before Christmas.

The area, which is high in vehicle and foot traffic, is now cordoned off until Council can determine the stability of the rock-face.

A geotechnical assessment of the area is planned later this week.

In the meantime, the area affected by the rock-fall will remain fenced-off.

Sam Gardner