Report recommends additional work on inner-city slope

Date published: 8 November 2016

Council will move to stabilise the slopes of the Stanley Street cutting following an engineer’s report outlining concerns of erosion and rock slip.

Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee today accepted the independent report recommending remedial treatment of the bank and slope along the northern face of the road that connects North Ward with the CBD.

The work, estimated at $380,000, will involve the addition of steel fibre reinforced shotcrete to the cutting face, anchored with soil nails embedded up to 4 metres deep.

Stanley Street Service Road, off Victoria Street, which overlooks the cutting, will receive concrete kerbing, new barrier fence and bollards opposite residential driveways.

The cutting and existing barrier fence along Stanley St has been monitored by Coffey Geotechnics since 2010, along with other council-controlled rock slopes in the inner city area.

Committee chairman Cr Mark Molachino said the additional work, to be undertaken in the next financial year, would further protect the cutting as well as provide a better foundation for traffic loads and pedestrians.

“Council carries out regular maintenance inspections of all sites at risk of rock slip before the wet season to reduce the risk of erosion and provide the community with a better level of protection.

“A considerable amount of work was already undertaken at this site some years ago but the works outlined in this most recent report will provide additional longer-term protection.”

Today’s committee recommendation will go to the full council meeting on November 23 for adoption.