Weather delays demolition of Bluff plant
Last week's wild weather has pushed back the final demolition date for one of Bluff's relics.
Contractor Geoff Timpany said the old fertiliser plant - built almost 100 years ago - was being torn down over the next few weeks. High winds, rain and sleet during the past week meant the finish date has been pushed back until mid-October.
"It hasn't helped," he said of the weather.
The public has taken an interest in the site since Timpany's company had begun the demolition, standing just outside the entrance to watch the action.
Ravensdown South Island communications manager Gareth Richards said there was no definite plan for the land, after the site was cleared, other than maintaining the site.
Options included selling the land or rebuilding for fertiliser storage.
"It hasn't been decided yet, and it will be a fair wee while until it is."
The decision would likely be made within six months, he said.
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