Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont

07 September 2020

Safety is our key priority – for our community, and the roads we rely on every day.

Background

Following a maintenance inspection of Lower Heidelberg Road, we observed that some small trees and shrubs have grown through the concrete embankment wall just north of Burke Road. 

We then commissioned an independent arborist to undertake a detailed assessment, who found that thirteen medium-sized trees had started to destabilise the wall and needed to be removed to maintain public safety.  

The trees include ten sugar gums (each around 10 metres tall and 35cm diameter at chest height), an elm tree and a desert ash (both similar in size to the eucalypts).

These trees are in a highly treed area, and we will be able to maintain the overall leafy amenity of the cutting.

Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont - embankment wall

Lower Heidelberg Road cutting, showing trees encroaching on the embankment wall

Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont  -mature gum Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont  - sugar gum

Semi mature Sugar Gums measuring 10 metres tall and 35cm diameter at chest height

Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont - sugar gum embankment wall

Two sugar gums that are destabilising the embankment wall

Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont - embankment wall destabilisation 2

An example of the trees destabilising the embankment wall

Safety works on Lower Heidelberg Road, Eaglemont  - tree removal map

Blue markers indicate the location of trees that need to be removed

When to expect us

Crews will be undertaking these works on: 

  • 8:30am - 4:30pm Sunday 13 September 

To keep workers and the community safe, all work will operate under a COVID Safe plan and is permitted under Stage 4 restrictions. 

How will these works impact you?

During these works, the north bound lane on Lower Heidelberg Road will be closed between Maltravers Road and Carlsberg Road.  

  • Signed detours will be in place along Lower Heidelberg Road, Marshall Street, Norman Street and Seddon Street. 
  • We will have traffic management crews on site to keep everyone safe.
  • There will be some noise and dust. 

If you’re travelling in this area please keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow 10-15 minutes extra travel time. 

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact Senior Environmental Officer Ash Deans,

Phone: 03 9313 1383
Email: [email protected] 

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