Warrigal Road Landslip

We’re repairing a landslip that happened on Warrigal Road in Surrey Hills due to heavy rainfall in December 2017.

Project Update – September 2018

Sheet piling works

We’ll be installing sheet piling at the landslip site, which will allow us to rebuild the retaining wall structure that was damaged last year.

When to expect us

From late September, our crews will be working from 7am – 5.30pm for approximately 10 days, weather permitting.  

How will these works impact you?

Warrigal Road will continue operating with one lane open in each direction with traffic management on site.

During these works you may also notice:

  • reduced speed zones around work areas, ensuring the safety of our work crews
  • high levels of construction noise 
  • some dust and vibration from construction activities.

About the project

In December 2017, heavy rainfall resulted in the collapse of an existing retaining wall, concrete footpath and landslip along Warrigal Road between Canterbury Road and Riversdale Road in Surrey Hills.

We responded by implementing controls and measures to ensure safe continued traffic flows, at reduced capacity, along Warrigal Road and clearing debris from the site.

The contract for the delivery of the works was awarded to Fulton Hogan Australia with preliminary works commencing on site late July with construction to begin in August. 

The work will be completed in three notable stages;

  1. Sheet Piling & Environmental Works
  2. Construction of the new gabion wall structure
  3. Footpath, fencing & asphalt works

Works are expected to be completed before the end of the Summer period. 

Artist impression of the Gabion wall 

Artist's impression of gabion retaining wall  

We’re working with the local authorities, specialist consultants and the community to restore the site. 

To gain a better understanding of the environmental and heritage value of the landslip site, we have carried out geotechnical, environmental, heritage and arboriculture assessments with independent consultants. 

The information gathered from those assessments will inform decisions moving forward.

The priority is to restore Warrigal Road to full operation in an effective and efficient manner. 


Building a new retaining wall, fence and footpath will result in Warrigal Road, between Canterbury Road and Riversdale Road returning to full capacity, including full access for pedestrians.

Contact us 

If you would like to know more about the project, please get in touch. 

Call: Garfield D'Costa on (03) 9881 8039 or Mairaj Nizam on (03) 9881 8998

For further information the traffic impacts/landslip can be found on the VicTraffic website.

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