Beechmont Road Landslip Repairs

Beechmont Road landslip repairs

  • update December 2018

Transport and Main Roads has now completed 22 of the 23 landslips under repair along Beechmont Road.
The one remaining site, the largest of the 23 landslips, located between Mirani Street and Tarlington Road, is still under repair.
Difficult ground conditions at that landslip site have delayed the completion of these works. The project’s engineers and onsite team have been working hard to successfully install 21 anchors through the new pile wall and into hard rock.
The anchors are 21 metres long and extend at an angle 15 metres into the earth under the road and a further 6 metres into rock. This process anchors the pile wall in the opposite direction to the landslip.
With the ground conditions proving difficult, the anchors have had to be drilled and re-drilled until the required seal is achieved.
Based on the current schedule, the final landslip repair is now expected to be complete in February 2019.
The project’s work hours are 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The project will close for the Festive Season at 6pm on Friday 21 December and will return for 2019 at 6am on Monday 7 January.
The remaining site will be tidied as much as possible before the holiday break, however the construction zone will remain in place with mobile traffic signals directing traffic one way at a time past the work area.
Due to the delay with completing this final landslip repair, the project’s site facilities in Bottletree Lane will remain in place until all repairs are complete in 2019.
The project apologises for this unavoidable delay – this is the unpredictable nature of landslip repair works.
We thank the local community for their patience and understanding during these important restoration works.

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Phone: 1800 227 561 (during work hours)
Email: BeechmontRd@georgiou.com.au
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and search for South Coast Reconstruction Program

BAPA invites Expressions of Interest for the operation of the Headmasters Café and Gallery

Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc (BAPA) invites Expressions of Interest for the operation of the Headmasters Café and Gallery

The Headmaster’s Cottage, as part of the Old School on the Beechmont roundabout, was established as the local Café and Gallery a few years ago offering great coffee, cake and light meals.  A fabulous meeting place for both locals and tourists.  The availability of strong Telstra 4G mobile service and free Wi-Fi for the Café patrons makes it ideal for accessing the internet on a portable device.

Local artists and artisans have been encouraged to exhibit their work within its walls proving to be a draw card for art lovers and students.

The site boasts an Op-Shop, a Community Garden as well as a separate class room building, which is hired out to local groups for craft groups, yoga and the like.

Expressions of Interest are invited for the operation of the Headmasters Café with its aim to serve the community. Submissions can be emailed to the BAPA Secretary on

secretary@beechmont.org.au

Please consider the following in your submission:

  • What does a Community Café mean to you?
  • Are you a local and do you support community activities?
  • What ideas or concepts do you see improving the growth of the café?
  • How would these ideas involve BAPA and the local community?
  • Why do you think you are a person most suited?

BAPA is an incorporated ‘not-for-profit’ organization and has a number of dedicated volunteers who may be able to assist in various roles.

Closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.

Beechmont Art Zest Fest – 28 October 2018

We are looking forward to running great workshops at Art Zest on 28th October
Jane Milburn Mindful Mending
Cindy Wood Basket Weaving
Shannon Hunter Felted Flowers
Paula Peeters Nature Journaling Nature to name a few …

We are still looking for Stall Holders and Food Vans so spread the word ….. apply for the application to artzest4211@gmail.com