Burrier Road - Burrier - Various Landslips

Burrier Road was severely impacted by weather events in July 2020, two (2) landslips occurred, and again in February and June 2022, four (4) landslips occurred. Temporary road maintenance has been undertaken and some sections of road widths are reduced to a single lane.

  • Public access
  • Reduced speed
    Traffic lights
  • Where Burrier Road, Burrier 2540
  • Project StatusConstruction
  • Last reviewed 29 February 2024

The latest

27/2/2024 - Extra equipment and resources have been mobilised to advance the completion of repair works. For details see media release 16 February 2024, under About the works.

See Related Documents for updated 3-week Lookahead Program 27 February 2024.
Below: On-call Shuttle service is available 24/7 on 0417 653 758

About the works

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Landslip repair sites and planned road closures

Site 1. DM00890 - rural address 333 - landslip repair works completed.

Site 2. SH00288 - rural address 130 - contraflow traffic conditions when remaining spray seal works resume. No further night works. Works: Piling, capping beam and guardrail installation completed. Spray seal works remaining.

Site 3. SH00292 - rural address 377 - single lane contraflow traffic conditions throughout. Works: Piling works are complete. Capping beam, batter works and spray seal works remaining. 

Site 4. SH00282 - rural address 610 - night works progressing steadily: night closures are continuing to 26 July 2024 from Sunday 9pm to Monday 6am (only opening for waiting traffic 4:00am), and from Monday to Thursday 7pm to 6am (each night, opening for waiting traffic 9pm and 4am). Works: Piling and capping beam works are ongoing. Piling drilling works are expected to be completed by close of business Friday 22 March 2024, weather permitting. Shuttle Service available 24/7

Site 5. SH00287 - rural address 356 - single lane contraflow traffic conditions continue, Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. Traffic conditions will not change; road remains open under single lane contraflow. Works: Commenced and currently on hold pending a review of ground conditions. 

Repair works are progressing

Landslip repair works on Burrier Road are making good progress. 

Below: Site 4 landslip repairs progressing well February 2024. 

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Below: Site 4 landslip repair works underway October 2023.

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Below: Site 3 landslip repair works are well underway.

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Below: Site 1 landslip repair works near completion.

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2024 Works history

27/2/2024 - Contractor Symal released revised construction program. Find the updated three-week Lookahead Program 27 February 2024 under Related Documents. Repair works and road closures at each site are also detailed under 'About the works'. 

20/2/2024 - Announcement: Contractor Symal has advised works at Site 4 near rural address 610 are progressing ahead of schedule. The expected completion date is now 26 July (no longer 30 August) 2024. Night closures are ongoing.

From 2/1/7/2024 to 19/2/2024 – The updated three-week Lookahead program was released each week by contractor, Symal, and published on this page weekly under ‘Related Documents’. Repair works and road closures were also detailed weekly for all sites under ‘About the works’. 

2023 Works history

  • 30/08/2023 to 22/12/2023 – Updated three-week Lookahead program was released each week by contractor, Symal, and published on this page by council weekly, under ‘Related Information’. Repair works progress and road closures were also detailed weekly for all sites under ‘About the works’.

  • 29/08/2023 - Revised access times will be in place from 3 Sept. Please see flyer in Related Information and diagram below.
  • 25/08/2023 - For schedule of works see Related Documents - Lookahead Program 24 August 2023.
  • 10/08/2023 - Night works start Sunday 13 August and continue through to Wednesday 23 August (excluding Friday and Saturday nights) near 333 Burrier Rd. They are planned for 6:00pm to 6:00am Sunday to Thursdays, with one lane open to traffic except between 2:00am and 4:00am. A shuttle service can transport people who need access during these closures.
  • 01/08/2023 - Traffic access will be maintained during day works: preliminary works have started at DM00890. Traffic access is maintained during night works from Sun 13 August to Thu 24 August except between 2:00am - 4:00am when some 45-minute no access closures will occur. If you need access during closures, contact Council on 1300 293 111 prior.
  • 10/07/2023 - Updated two-week look-ahead program released by Symal.
  • 27/06/2023 - Updated two-week look-ahead program released by Symal.
  • 30/06/2023 - Updated two-week look-ahead program released by Symal.
  • 21/06/2023 - Contractor Symal releases revised construction program. See 'Construction Program - Remediation - Multiple slips - Shoalhaven' under Related Information.
  • 20/06/2023 - Landslip repairs are progressing at Rural address 446 (Skyline). Micropiles (wall support and slope stabilization) and gabion wall (stacked stone-filled baskets) foundation works are complete. Construction of the gabion baskets and backfill are due to be completed end of July. Following completion, pavement and guardrail works will commence.
  • 05/06/2023 - Updated two-week look-ahead program released by Symal.
  • 08/05/2023 - Mobilisation of construction equipment will soon begin.
  • 18/04/2023 - Landslip repairs progressing with temporary works now complete. Rural address 446 (Skyline) – Chainage 3560m.
  • 26/03/2023 - Works have now commenced on stage 1 landslip (Skyline). The repair of the major landslips will commence on 10th May 2023. Rural address 446 (Skyline) – Chainage 3560m.
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  • 27/03/2023 - Next drop-in session on Tuesday 28th March 5:00PM at Gradys Riverside Retreat.
  • 04/03/2023 - The latest construction program proposed by contractor Symal for the 38 the Major Landslip repair work has been released. The construction program lists the planned start and finish date for each of the 38 land slips. A summary of the construction program is available on the Major Landslip Package Planned Program of Work. A copy of the construction program is also available on the right-hand side of the Master Project Page in the Related Documents section.
  • 14/02/2023 - Contract awarded. Council has resolved to proceed with the appointment of infrastructure and construction group Symal to repair the 38 major landslips. Council has provided Symal a schedule of works prioritising the most urgent landslips, the first round of works to begin late March 2023.
    View list of major landslips and construction priorities under Major landslip package priorities on Master Project Page
  • 01/01/2023 - Tender recommendation by PWA to Council expected.

2022 Works history

22/12/2022 - Four (4) tenders for the repair of 38 major landslip sites were received, a comprehensive evaluation process of tenders was then completed. A report outlining the recommended tender has now been forwarded to NSW Public Work Advisory (PWA) for their endorsement. It is anticipated PWA will evaluate the tender acceptance report and respond back to Council mid-January 2023. For further information see Master Project Page Severe weather events reconstruction work - 2022 | Shoalhaven City Council (nsw.gov.au)

August 2020 Storms and flood natural disaster event AGRN923 brought the worst flooding the region has seen in 30 years with almost 400mm of rain falling in four (4) days, causing damages to 170 locations and Councils assets. Burrier Road sustained various damage in seven (7) locations. Of this damage, there were two (2) landslips impacting Burrier Road that required one (1) lane of the road be closed, while repair options were investigated, designed and construction work tendered out.

March 2022 AGRN1012 and September 2022 severe weather natural disaster events again caused significant damages across the Shoalhaven LGA including 98 landslips affecting local public roads managed by Shoalhaven City Council. Of this damage, 38 landslips were recognised as “moderate to major" and have been packaged as one (1) large project - the design documented by specialist consultants SLR and be tendered out for construction by specialist contractors.

Of this package of work, four (4) landslips are along Burrier Road. This brings the total number of landslips affecting Burrier Road to six (6).

Stage 1 landslip repair – 2 landslips

Stage 1 landslip repair involves the repair of two (2) landslips caused by the August 2020 storm and flood natural disaster events.

Location of these two (2) landslips:

Both landslips were re-damaged by two (2) rainfall events in 2022, as a result construction work ceased whilst repair work was re-designed.

Stage 2 landslip repairs – 4 landslips

Stage 2 landslip repairs involve the repair of four (4) landslips caused by the February and June 2022 storms and flood natural disaster events.

Location of these landslips are at road chainages:

The repair of these landslips is part of the 38 major landslip package tender, issued for public tender 31 October 2022, closing 6 December 2022.

Stage 1 – 2 landslips – August 2020 rainfall event
Chainage 3500 to 3560m (Skyline) – Rural address 446

Stage 2 – 4 landslips – February and June 2022 rain events


  • Rural address 446 - Chainage 3500m
  • Rural address 446 (Skyline) – Chainage 3560m
  • Rural Address 107 - Chainage 540 to 920m
  • Rural Address 446 - Chainage 3320 to 3340m
  • Rural Address 446 - Chainage 3640 to 3900m
  • Rural Address 691 - Chainage 5780 to 6420m
  • Geotechnical investigations and design for permanent repair complete
  • Disaster Recovery Funding approved for construction
  • Construction Tender awarded 17 March 2022
  • The design had to be changed due to deteriorating site condition which has resulted in delay of construction works.
  • This has also resulted in major variation cost which is under assessment.
  • Additional funding approval is required to cover variation cost.
  • Works on site was anticipated to commence in November 2022 once variation is finalised and addition funds approved.
  • Anticipated construction commencement date February 2023
  • Anticipated construction completion date May 2023
  • Chainage 540 to 920m – Rural Address 107
  • Chainage 3320 to 3340m – Rural Address 446
  • Chainage 3640 to 3900m – Rural Address 446
  • Chainage 5780 to 6420m – Rural Address 691
  • 22/12/2022 - Tender evaluation completed and report submitted to PWA for review and endorsement.
  • 06/12/2022 - Tender submissions closed. Four tenders received. Tender evaluations commenced.
  • 31/10/2022 - Public tenders for construction called.
  • 01/09/2022 - Design work was completed.