Police say two homes have been damaged — one extensively — during a rockslide at Great Mackerel Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches.
An exclusion zone has been set up at the scene and residents from six nearby homes remain evacuated because of safety concerns.
Eight properties were initially evacuated but residents from two of the houses have been allowed to return home this afternoon.
The land where the rockslide happened is owned by National Parks. Officers said geotechnical experts would assess the area when weather permitted it.
Great Mackerel Beach, near Palm Beach, is accessible by boat only and is home to just over 100 properties.
Police said the rockslide happened just after midnight and nobody had been injured.
But there are still concerns the rocks could cause further damage if there is any more movement.
Mackerel Beach Rural Fire Service Senior Deputy Captain Bob Mitchell was on the scene