Access now open
Access to Falls Creek along Bogong High Plains Road is now open.
Despite the many challenges, our construction partner, Whelans Group Investments has managed to clear enough debris to construct earth benches within the hillside to make the area safe ahead of the Winter Snow Season.
Rain, fog, tremors, further slips, and arduous haulage routes have made this one of the most complex projects in the State, but we’ve overcome it all to ensure we met our commitments to the community.
There is a large active landslip on Bogong High Plains Road between Mt Beauty and Falls Creek, above Bogong Village – one of the largest experienced on Victoria’s road network in 40 years.
The landslip was first detected in October 2022 and is estimated to be about 70m high and 100m wide.
Following work started by the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) to remove loose material from the landslip, Major Road Projects Victoria ramped up works to complete the interim repair prior to the start of the Winter Ski Season.
Earlier this year we appointed Whelans Group Investments, a specialised civil contractor based in East Gippsland as our project delivery partner, and we’re on the ground working alongside Whelans to ensure works move forward as quickly and as safely as possible.
Whelans have set up their site office within the Mt Beauty Community Centre, where they’ll remain for the duration of the works.
Secondary road failure
Heavy rainfall in April caused a separate section of Bogong High Plains Road approximately 7km down the mountain towards Mt Beauty to erode.
To keep drivers safe, a small single lane arrangement is in place to guide vehicles around the erosion safely.
These works have recently been handed to Major Road Projects Victoria, with investigations now underway to plan for the repair.
Please factor this second minor delay into your journey.
Small Business Mentoring Service
Was your business impacted by the Bogong High Plains Road landslip? We’re offering eligible businesses the opportunity to secure three 90-minute one-on-one business mentoring sessions.
Sessions will be funded by, Major Road Projects Victoria, and delivered by a mentor who’ll be selected to suit your specific needs.
Areas mentors can help with include:
- increasing sales and profits
- business planning
- marketing and social media
- increasing customers
- business growth
- finance and administration
- setting objectives and direction
- improving motivation and confidence
- bringing fresh thinking and identifying new opportunities
- time management.
To see if you’re eligible, please register your interest using the voucher code: MRPVFALLS.
You can also call Small Business Mentoring Service directly on 1300 816 817.
Businesses in the Falls Creek area can access the Business Relief Service – a free, confidential, one-on-one phone call or in-person appointment with a local Business Relief Adviser.
Advisers can help you connect with relevant support services, and with your next steps towards recovery.
If your business has been affected by the landslide, and you would like the support of a Business Relief Adviser, please call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15. If you need a translator, the operator can contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on your behalf.