REPAIR works at the McCartins Road, Turtons Creek landslip will be commencing soon after the shire approved works at a council meeting this week.

The landslip occurred during the June storm event and resulted in restricted road access for local residents. The cost to repair the landslip is estimated to be $266,980 excluding GST.

The repair of other storm-impacted infrastructure is also expected to be underway soon. The repair works are expected to take many months due to the number of roads needing attention and the extent of damage received.

The repair works are being managed by Regional Roads Victoria via their Alliance maintenance arrangement. Local contractors are also expected to be engaged.

Funding allocated by South Gippsland Shire Council to repair storm-impacted infrastructure will be reimbursed by the Victorian Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

“We are pleased that funding was been able to be approved quickly to help expedite the commencement of the landslip repair, which will restore road access for members of our community,” South Gippsland Shire Council chair administrator, Julie Eisenbise said.

“Although council will not be managing these works directly, we will still be closely involved and look forward to seeing the infrastructure repaired. The roadworks will result in delays on some travel routes, so we would like to encourage residents to please be patient and to travel carefully through any construction works.”