You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Quarry Beach Road repairs completed

News

Quarry Beach Road repairs completed

Thursday 16 May, 2013

Parks Victoria is pleased to announce that Quarry Beach Road which leads to Mallacoota Coastal Reserve has been repaired and is again open to traffic.

The road was severely damaged last June during a rain storm which flooded the nearby Horse Trap Creek.  The road was undercut by the flood waters resulting in a partial collapse of the road. There were also signs of cracking in the road surface which indicated further subsidence, so the road was closed to vehicles.  

Repairing the road presented a major structural challenge due to the difficult site and its close proximity to Horsetrap Creek. Construction contractor Russell Brown of Sahara Jay Enterprises and his team employed some ingenious engineering solutions to reconstruct the road, such as a 20 metre long cable-tied retaining wall backfilled with expanded polystyrene blocks.

The road surface was constructed with cement treated crushed rock, and a pedestrian safety fence and vehicle barriers have been built along the new road structure. A quantity of accumulated flood debris and soil from the creek bed also had to be removed to prevent future undermining of the road.

Darryl Burns, Ranger in Charge for Far East Gippsland says it’s been an impressive reconstruction. “Russell Brown and his team have done an outstanding job and come up with some clever and very effective solutions in rebuilding a difficult road in a very difficult location.”  

The opening of Quarry Beach road means that people can once again drive to this popular beach and also access the recently completed Mallacoota Coastal Walk from the carpark there.



Media enquiries

Sally Nowlan
0417391175

Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Blue-green algae warning for Lake Hattah and Lake Mournpall

Monday 23 January, 2017
A blue-green algae (BGA) bloom is currently affecting Lake Hattah and Lake Mournpall within the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. The public…

Blue-green algae warning for Lake Boort Wildlife Reserve

Thursday 19 January, 2017
Parks Victoria announced that a blue-green algae (BGA) bloom is currently affecting the Lake Boort Wildlife Reserve. The public is…

Why not #Optoutside this Australia Day Weekend!

Tuesday 17 January, 2017
Parks Victoria is encouraging everyone to #optoutside this Australia Day weekend and explore the beauty of our parks, whether by…

Making Talbotville a Top 10 camping destination even greater

Monday 16 January, 2017
Talbotville, recently rated as one of the Top 10 Camper trailer/4x4 camping destinations in Australia, is a popular camping area…

Southern Brown Bandicoot Protection Program

Friday 6 January, 2017
Parks Victoria are implementing a pest control and monitoring program to protect the Southern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus obesulus, within…

Come and enjoy Quinn Island in Cobram

Thursday 5 January, 2017
Parks Victoria is encouraging visitors and locals alike to enjoy Quinn Island at Cobram and other beaches and camping areas…

View all media releases