The Bogong High Plains Road is closed from Mount Beauty to the Falls Creek Alpine resort due to an active landslide event.
This event has also seen the closure of Bogong Village.
Bogong High Plains Road is severely impacted by debris from the landslip and is currently closed to the public until further notice.
The landslide will severely restrict access from Mount Beauty to the areas of Bogong Village, Falls Creek and Howman’s Gap for a number of months.
Alternative access to Falls Creek from South and North via Omeo Highway and Bogong High Plans Road Omeo side of Falls Creek is available, however this will add significant travel time to any planned trip.
Emergency Services Access
In order to provide access to emergency services and limited agencies to the impacted communities, an emergency service vehicle track has been constructed
to allow access to Bogong Village, Falls Creek and Howman’s Gap from Mount Beauty.
This track is available for 4WD emergency vehicles and limited agency access to use for critical works.
There is no pedestrian access through the closure area.
It is too dangerous to walk the BHP road near the landslide site.
Traffic control procedures are in place and only those individually listed will get through the access point.
What is happening?
Clean up of the landslide site is being managed by the Department of Transport.
A fleet of machinery is on site to remove landslide material.
Once the spoil is removed, the Department of Transport will re-assess the site, install monitoring equipment while retaining infrastructure to safely open a single lane of the Bogong High Plains Road under traffic management, while developing
and delivering long-term remediation works.
Active surveillance of the landslide site is in place to monitor any additional movement and site conditions.
A heavy-duty track is being constructed to access the crest of the landslide and enable large geotechnical equipment to drill large boreholes and install monitoring equipment to gather the information required to design the long-term remediation works.
There is a significant amount of work to be undertaken to remove the spoil from the landslide site and restore access.
It is estimated single lane access to Bogong High Plains Road may be restored early in 2023.
Progress updates will be provided to affected communities via updated newsletters (below).
Any concerns or questions regarding this event can be forwarded on email@example.com.
- Newsletter - Friday, 25 November 2022
- Newsletter - Wednesday, 16 November 2022
- Newsletter - Wednesday, 10 November 2022
- Department of Transport Community Meeting Slides
Stay up to date on road closures and detours HERE.
Available support and more information
- Mental health support
- Victorian Government Disaster Recovery Payments
- Victorian Government Flood Information