Douglas Shire Council has released a tender for the repair of the two landslips on Murphy Street following extensive consultation with residents and business owners.

Scope of work for the project includes the installation of soil nails and geotechnical reinforcing mesh to the disturbed face, plus materials to encourage vegetation regrowth, gabions to reduce erosion, drainage and road upgrades.

Murphy Street following landslip

Murphy Street after the landslip was cleared

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said that given the project’s proximity to Macrossan Street and the function of Murphy Street itself, high emphasis has been placed on innovative measures in the tenderer’s offer to address community concerns.

“These innovations are being sought to safely deliver the works in the shortest possible timeframes while minimising traffic disruptions, dust, vibration and noise during construction.

“Community consultation revealed the importance of continual access for local residents, tourists and pedestrians utilising the walking trail to the beach and headlands.

“Contractors will be required to have at least one lane of Murphy Street open at all times and where road closures are unavoidable, we expect these to be for short periods only and occur infrequently.

Based on tenders closing 31 October, it’s likely a contractor will be appointed in early December with works commencing in the New Year.

Tenders close on Thursday, 31 October, 2019.

Please visit LG Tender Box for more information.

DSC009192: Murphy St Port Douglas – Treatment of Slope Instabilities and Urbanisation Upgrade.