Work is now underway to stabilise the hillside above Paddy’s Path, between Wye River and Separation Creek.
We are undertaking a range of stabilisation works while the weather is fine.
These works include building two retaining walls, one above Paddy’s Path and one above the Great Ocean Road, as well as extensive soil nailing across the landslide area.
Last week, steel uprights were installed in the ground to extend the main concrete retaining wall another 25m north along the Great Ocean Road. More uprights will be installed in the next week, ahead of the installation of horizontal concrete sections.
Rock-laying crews have been busy hand-filling the steel Gabian baskets with light basalt rock from Colac which will be used to create a decorative facade to cover the concrete wall.
This portion of the project is about 30 per cent complete.
To make the hill safe, we are building an upper retaining wall above Paddy’s Path, below properties at 24 and 25 Iluka Avenue.
We have built an access track for equipment and vehicles to move from Iluka Ave, down to the upper retaining wall site. Once works are complete, this track will be fully remediated with soil contouring and direct seeding to revegetate.
Community chooses matting
Last week, the Progress Association helped us choose the colour (see above. top layer) of the biodegradable matting to be placed beneath steel mesh across the landslide zone.
Managing traffic over the long weekend
For the long weekend, traffic controllers will replace the automated traffic lights on the Great Ocean Road to manage the anticipated heavier traffic flow.
Traffic management crews will be in place on Friday from 7am to 10pm and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7am to 5pm.
As works proceed, we will keep the community informed about the progress and stages of the work.
We welcome feedback and questions from the community. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org