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Don MacSween Park slope stabilisation

Recent geotechnical survey by the City of Gold Coast has identified that the headland of Don MacSween Park and Mick Schamburg Park at Miami will require slope stabilisation work.

Detailed site investigation and slope risk assessment of these Parks will inform geotechnical design and future stabilisation work. This work will improve the long term stability of Don MacSween and Mick Schamburg Parks and maintain safety for the community and park users.

Stage one: March to April 2019

Site investigation and slope risk assessment will be undertaken between March and May 2019. This will involve site risk assessment, hazard survey and identification, ecological assessment including flora and fauna surveys and the development of a vegetation management plan.

Stage two: April to June 2019

The information provided by the site investigation and slope risk assessment will be used to inform the development of a detailed geotechnical design. The completion of the detailed geotechnical design may require a range of solutions to be developed to achieve the slope stabilisation work required.

Stage three: estimated timeline – August to November 2019

The completion of the detailed design will inform the future geotechnical slope stabilisation work necessary to provide safe use and access of the park and beach. Commencement of the future slope stabilisation work may be subject to change pending the completion of the detailed design and award of contracts.

Access to Don MacSween Park and Mick Schamburg Park during Stage One and Stage Two?

Depending on the site investigation and slope risk assessment work to be undertaken it is expected that there will be temporary access restrictions to picnic infrastructure, beach area, car parking and use of the park. Access to some areas may require temporary short-term disruption, particularly areas where abseil access is required and safe work areas and exclusion zones need to be established. Future access restrictions during Stage 3 will be updated when the detailed design for slope stabilisation work is completed.

The City is determined to ensure the path network through Don MacSween Park and Mick Schamburg Park is disrupted for as little time as possible during the stages of investigations, slope risk assessment and design. Details of any access restrictions will be provided through on site signage and included on the City of Gold Coast web site prior to the commencement of work.

It is expected that when all stages of the slope stabilisation work are complete access to picnic infrastructure and the existing concrete path network in Don MacSween Park and Mick Schamburg Park will continue.

Investigation and design work hours
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 1pm
Public holidays and Sundays – no work allowed

The City would like to thank you for your patience while these works are being done.

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