Warrigal Road Landslip

Our works to repair a landslip on Warrigal Road in Surrey Hills is nearing completion.

Project Update - March 2019

At 5am Saturday 30 March we’ll be reopening all lanes on Warrigal Road to traffic. 

We’ll be completing some further works which include drainage, footpath, fencing, landscaping and resurfacing works in April.

Overnight road closure

To reopen the road, we need to be remove the concrete barriers and bollards. This will require a full closure of Warrigal Road between Riversdale Road and Canterbury Road from 9pm Friday 29 March until 5am Saturday 30 March.

How will this impact you?

  • Warrigal Road will be completely closed to traffic between Riversdale Road and Canterbury Road, including from local intersecting side streets and roads.
  • There may be some noise while the traffic management infrastructure is removed and while the final works are completed.
  • Access will be maintained at all time for residents during the closure, with the help from on-site traffic management.

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 was completed in three stages;

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

Artist impression of the Gabion wall 

Artist's impression of gabion retaining wall  

We worked closely 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 carried out geotechnical, environmental, heritage and arboriculture assessments with independent consultants.


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. 

Email: Shreyas Pathare at [email protected]

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

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