Department of State GrowthTransport

Slip and Bank Stabilisation Rock Cuttings - Various Sites

Slip and bank stabilisation work will be occurring in the Road Reserve at various sites across the State Road Network.  

Why is the Department of State Growth doing this work?

The work will include the removal of loose rock and the placement of slope protection such as the installation of rock catch fences and mesh. The work will reduce the potential for future rock falls.

Location and Timing of works

Work is programmed at the following sites:

  • Corner of Channel Highway and Flood Road, Huonville – slip and bank stabilisation (rock safety) work commenced in April 2017 in the road reserve and will continue until early June 2017, weather permitting.  Speed restrictions will be in place and traffic may be reduced to one lane at times.  To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all signs.
  • Huon Highway - just north of Vinces Saddle - work commenced in March and includes selected tree removal and the installation of a rock catch fence.  Some final work is still to be undertaken and will be completed by the end of May 2017, weather permitting. The work is being undertaken in the road reserve next to the southbound (Huonville bound) lanes.
  • Tasman Highway at 'Break Me Neck' Hill – the installation of a rock protection wall has now been completed.
  • Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge – rock removal work and the installation of wire mesh netting has now been completed.


The contract has been awarded to Tasmanian based company VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd. Works commenced in late February 2017 with the total program of works to be completed by early June 2017.

Reduced speed limits at all works sites are necessary for the safety of workers and the travelling public, so please slow down, approached the work sites with caution and follow all traffic control instructions.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne on 6166 3422 or by email at

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Updated Monday, 22 May 2017