This monitoring program has resulted in the temporary relocation of residents from a home in Powerscout Retreat due to high levels of methane found in a wall cavity in their home. The residents stayed at a motel in Cranbourne last night and will stay there over the weekend while further testing occurs.
Council wants to continue monitoring homes in and around Powerscout Retreat to determine if this incident is isolated or exists in other homes. The monitoring in and around these homes will now include wall-cavity and under-home monitoring.
Council understands that this will be disruptive to people living in the homes and apologises for this inconvenience; however, personal safety is the highest priority. Residents are urged to allow the people who are undertaking the monitoring into your house so they can test the gas levels in and around your home in order to ensure the gas levels are safe. A consent form for the in-home monitoring is available for downloading at the bottom of this page.
Residents are also urged to follow the information previously provided regarding precautionary measures that can be taken to minimise any risks.
Council will continue to provide information updates about the situation. If you feel the need to discuss your situation with someone from Council, please call 03 9705 5200.