Wallsend residents return home after mine subsidence operation

A four-day multi-agency operation following mine subsidence at Wallsend has concluded, with engineers allowing evacuated residents to return home.

About 9.45am on Saturday (25 March 2023), officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended Fogo Street, Newcastle, following reports of a suspected mine subsidence.

An exclusion zone was established, which included the precautionary evacuation of a number of properties, initially impacting approximately 40 local residents.

Following extensive assessments and work by multiple agencies and utility providers to ensure risks were mitigated, affected residents were allowed to return home last night (Tuesday 28 March 2023).

Residents are advised that Fogo Street remains closed to road traffic until remediation works take place.

The situation continues to be closely monitored by Subsidence Advisory NSW and other specialist agencies and utility providers.

If you suspect a subsidence safety issue or a subsidence hole, please keep away and contact Subsidence Advisory’s 24-hour Emergency Hotline on 1800 248 083.

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