In October 2022 a large active landslip was detected on Bogong High Plains Road between Mt Beauty and Falls Creek, above Bogong Village.

At the time of detection, the landslip was estimated to be approximately 70m high and 100m wide – making it 1 of the largest experienced on Victoria’s road network in 40 years.

Following initial clearing works by the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP), Big Build Roads ramped up works to complete the interim repair with single lane access across the front of the landslip in April 2023. Following this, major works continued with crews removing close to 600,000 tonnes of material from the landslip before successfully restoring 2 lane access on Monday 27 May 2024, ahead of the Winter Ski Season.

With 2 lanes now open, minor finishing works are underway which include:

  • shaping maintenance tracks around the major landslip
  • cleaning and removing machinery from the area near the AGL shed
  • connecting a permanent water supply to Bogong Village.

Thank you to local communities, business owners and visitors to the area for your ongoing patience and support throughout works.

Second smaller landslip

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

Crews worked simultaneously to repair this section of the road, which included building a large retaining wall to prevent future incidents at this location.

Major works, including the installation of guardrail to improve safety for drivers, are now complete.

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.

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.

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