Memorial Drive embankment stabilisation and new footpath


We have developed plans to restabilise a 115m section of embankment along Memorial Drive, The Hill, following a land slip during a period of significant rainfall.

Council voted to accept a tender for the embankment stabilisation works on 27 February, and work is planned to commence in the coming months. The project is being delivered by City of Newcastle (CN) with around $3 million funding from the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery Program. 

What does the work involve?

We carried out extensive geotechnical investigations to determine the work required for this complex project, which takes into consideration the constraints presented by this site.

A new retaining wall will be constructed as part of the stabilisation works, with a series of steel-reinforced concrete piles to be poured vertically through the underlying rock. Upgrades at the base of the existing stormwater channel will also help improve the flow of water during periods of heavy rain. 

This will be followed by construction of a new street-level footpath on top of the renewed embankment to replace the temporary access, while kerb and guttering and road resurfacing work will also be completed. 

Pedestrians are advised to use the footpath on the eastern side of Memorial Drive during the construction phase.

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