Thompson Avenue Update

Bass Coast Shire Council has issued a Building Order for the partial demolition of a building at 7-11 Thompson Avenue in Cowes.

Council’s General Manager Sustainable Development and Growth, Allison Jones, said Council issued the Building Order this week for the demolition of the top level of the building.

“Contractors are on-site today installing scaffolding to carry out the demolition works,” Ms Jones said.

“The Building Order requires the owner to demolish and remove the first floor of the building and install a roof and reinstate and rectify the ground floor shops.

“All works need to be completed in accordance with a building permit and safe work methods.

“Council hopes to remove the security fencing around the area by this weekend.”

Approximately two feet of the second storey wall of the shop collapsed into the single storey shop below on Saturday, 21 March.

Council attended the call and worked with emergency services and WorkSafe to secure the area.