Wollondilly Shire experienced record rainfall throughout March and April of 2022 during what had already been a wet summer. The heavy rainfall triggered geotechnical instability across the shire which caused significant damage to Council road infrastructure through landslips and rock falls.
Council is in the process of repairing road damage sites through assistance of NSW Disaster Assistance funding.
Big Hill Road had suffered a landslide during the prior year's heavy rains. Site investigations and a detailed design for a retaining structure had been completed. Disaster relief funding had not been awarded before the 2022 rainfall events. Disaster relief has now committed to the remediation of the site.
The site had minor reactivation during the 2022 rain events. The existing retaining design is being amended to accommodate the changes. Procurement of construction contractor will commence following design review.
The road will be closed until the landslide has been remediated. Please allowed additional travel time as an alternate route is required.
|Start Date||Tuesday, 14 June 2022|
|End Date||Friday, 30 December 2022|