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During periods of heavy and prolonged rainfall during the 2018-19 wet season, two landslips occurred at Ponzo Rd, Shannonvale. The landslips, which are about 30 metres apart, occurred on the western side of Ponzo Road between the intersection of Chook’s Ridge and Mountain View Road. Council engaged geotechnical engineers to complete a detailed design.

Over the past two years and seven disaster events, Council has been managing repairs costing an estimated $22.8 million spread over 26 projects.

Cost of Project

$1.162 million (Funded under the Australian Government’s Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements)

Project Updates

JUNE 2020

Construction complete. Council would like to thank everyone for their patience and assistance, especially neighbouring landowners. A photo of the finished project is available below.

APRIL, 2020

Progressing well with the contractor installing gabions (rock filled wire baskets) to reinstate the road back to originally width.


Council awarded the construction tender to LDI Constructions.


Council has called for tender submissions for the Ponzo Rd Landslip Repair at Chooks Ridge. The project involves stabilisation of a slipped section of roadside cutting on Ponzo Rd in Shannonvale, south of Mossman. Council expects to award a contract at the 21 January 2020 Council meeting.


Douglas Shire Council contractor repaired a 900-metre section of Ponzo Road in November/December to repair pavement failures and reseal this section of road. Council has recieved detailed documentation and will be ready to go out to tender next month.

APRIL, 2019

Drilling contractor conducted test drilling so the design can be completed .


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Gaye Scott on 0418 793 009 or

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