Background

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, Big Build Roads 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.

Second smaller landslip

Heavy rainfall in May 2023 caused a separate smaller landslip further down the mountain between Bogong Village and Mt Beauty.

Repair works are now underway and will include:

  • road shoulder widening
  • concrete barrier installation
  • construction of a new retaining wall and steel guardrail
  • pavement repair
  • line marking.

We’ll have speed reductions and traffic management in place while we work. We’ll also need to halt traffic at times to complete some works safely.

Please allow an additional 15 minutes of travel time.

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, Big Build Roads, 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.

Business support

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.