Moonshine Road Slips

Moonshine Road residents will face restrictions on Moonshine Road as we carry out work to repair slips in the area caused by the 14/15 November 2016 rains, and 11/12 March 2017 rains. We will keep this page and Facebook updated during business hours to tell people about the changes.

23 March 2017

We are aware of some changes at certain in conditions at several sites along Moonshine Road as a result of the rains on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of March.  Over the weekend we had Downers and our geotechnical engineers on site to advise us.  The road remains open and will be assessed further throughout the week.

The slip at 815 Moonshine Road is the most dangerous and of highest concern to the Council.  We are treating this slip under emergency conditions due to the risk of loss of road carriageway and the potential drop to the river below. The solution will be a driven steel H pile timber lagged retaining wall.

Works underway

Remedial work started on Monday 20 March. This work will require road closures, which could last up until Friday 26 May.  

Road closures will occur from:

  • 9am to 2.30pm on all weekdays apart from school holidays
  • 9am to 4pm on weekdays during the school holiday period (14 to 28 April)

Note: The road will be fully open on Good Friday through to Easter Monday.
Warning signs are in place at either end of Moonshine Road and Moonshine Valley Road, with a further two signs several kilometres in as secondary reminder notices. The work will be undertaken by Retaining and Civil Construction Ltd (RCC) with ATMS providing the traffic management.

Should the road be deemed unsafe or impassable any emergency restrictions will be notified via the Council’s website, Facebook page and/or by email to the residents’ associations.  Restrictions will be signed and marked appropriately along the road including advanced warning signs at the entry and exit points from SH58 and SH2.

If at all possible heavy commercial vehicles (HCV’s) should avoid the slip area.