Making News
28/11/2020
Search continues for ways to prevent future slips

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Geotechnical investigations are ongoing to identify a long-term solution after September’s major landslip near The Esplanade at Mount Martha.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s safety and service quality manager Graham Riley said authorities were working to provide temporary vehicle access to the one property that was cut off. “These works are being treated as a matter of priority in the hope access can be provided for summer,” Mr Riley said. “We’re continuing to monitor the site and are pleased there has been no movement detected across the top of the slip site. Some minor erosion has occurred as a result of the natural process of water seepage, but this raises little concern.”

Mr Riley said South East Water had completed a CCTV inspection of sewerage pipes in the area of the slip and found no indication of lateral shifting or displacement. “As a precaution, a plastic sleeve was inserted inside the full length of this sewer to minimise any movement that might result if further slippage occurs. Fire plugs in the area have also been checked for leaks.”

Mr Riley said work at the site would include revegetation to stabilise the slope where the slip occurred. “To ensure successful regrowth, this will be completed after the engineering works.”

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