Rehabilitation work has commenced for the repair of the embankment slippage on the eastern side of the Wellington Point Reserve escarpment.
Mayor Karen Williams said the works would involve installing an anchor and mesh system to stabilise the embankment.
“Slope stabilisation is technically challenging work that requires specialist consultants and contractors,” she said.
“The anchor and mesh system that is being used will not only help to reduce erosion, but will also promote vegetation growth within the slope.
“Council appreciates the community’s patience while work was undertaken to identify recommendations and cost-effective solutions to repair the slippage.”
The embankment slipped during severe weather in February 2022 and caused the closure of the foreshore track between Main Road and the eastern side of Wellington Point Recreation Reserve.
Cr Wendy Boglary said she welcomed the start of repair works, which were expected to be completed by December 1, weather permitting.
“I am relieved that work is now starting to repair the large land slip that occurred on the eastern side of the Wellington Point Reserve escarpment about 18 months ago,” she said. “I know the community will welcome this news and I thank everyone for their patience.”
Traffic control measures will be in place along Esplanade, with fencing and signage to remain on site until the works are complete.