Landslip repairs for Baw Baw roads

Published on 06 November 2020

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Baw Baw Shire Council is working to repair five landslips on local roads following heavy rainfall in early October.

High rainfall from 7 to 9 October triggered landslips along the following roads:

  • Sunny Creek Road, Trafalgar South
  • Warragul Leongatha Road, Seaview
  • Yarragon Leongatha Road, Allambee
  • Ferndale Strzelecki Road, Ferndale
  • Allambee Estate Road, Seaview

Council is currently seeking quotations for the repair works to stabilise the roads, with reinstatement works expected to be completed prior to the end of the year, weather permitting.

Council has also submitted funding applications to both the State and Federal to offset the cost of the repair works.

The roads are remaining open, with some locations reduced to a single lane as required. Drivers are encouraged to approach the sites with caution and take note of any traffic control in place.

Council is continuing to carefully monitor each site and will keep the community informed as works progress.

For more information and updates please visit the Road Closures and Changed Conditions page on the Council website.

Quotes attributable to Director Community Infrastructure Cohen Van der Velde

“Heavy rainfall combined with the natural geology of the Strzelecki Ranges increases the likelihood of landslips occurring. Our priority is to keep these important local roads open and safe for all road users while we arrange crucial repair works.” 

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Image: Sunny Creek Road, Trafalgar South. 

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Image: Warragul Leongatha Road, Seaview. 

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