Sinkhole on the corner of Ash Dr and Paperbark ct at Banora Point. Photo: Nolan Verheij-Full / Tweed Daily News
Sinkhole on the corner of Ash Dr and Paperbark ct at Banora Point. Photo: Nolan Verheij-Full / Tweed Daily News Nolan Verheij-Full

Looking into sink hole

A SINK HOLE which began to form last Friday morning on the corner of Ash Drive and Paperbark Ct in Banora Point has residents concerned.

Mathew Bell, 26, was visiting his parent's home, when he noticed a 1.5 metre hole in the tarmac, revealing layers of sand below.

He sprung into action, fearing the hole would continue to increase in depth and size.

"I put a wheelie bin next to it and diverted traffic, while mum called the SES, the police and Tweed Shire Council," Mr Bell said.

The SES responded immediately, closing off the dangerous hole with witches hats, until the council arrived with permanent barriers.

On Friday, Mr Bell said two hair line cracks had formed off the sink hole.

A Tweed Shire Council spokesperson said maintenance workers were investigating the cause of the sink hole.

"We initially through it was a burst water main, but it wasn't, and now the sewerage maintenance workers are investigating it," he said.

A second sink hole has formed in Falcon Way; however, it's not part of a phenomenon.

A Tweed Shire Council said this was a former man hole, earmarked for roadwork.



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