[LMB] OT: Tip

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sat Dec 4 16:33:50 GMT 2021


Gwynne, could you post pictures of the house and surroundings? Thanks.

Harvey

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From: "Gwynne Powell" <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
To: "lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
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Sent: 12/4/2021 7:43:43 AM
Subject: [LMB] OT: Tip

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>Building on top of a cliff has a series of very special challenges. I had to have
>a geological survey of the cliff to make sure that it was safe. I'm beside a large
>river, but I pointed out to the Council that although the land around the river
>is flood-prone, I didn't need a flood search because... cliff. It's only 50m, but
>the hundred-year flood mark is 13m. So if my place is flooded, all of Sydney
>is floating towards New Zealand.
>
>It's also a High Wind area, so the house needed extra bracing when it was built.
>
>But the view is amazing. And I love it here.
>
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