Landslide risk management and ground characterisation on The Sugarloaf Pipeline Project

J. R. Barber and Dr O. Stahlhut

Abstract

The 70 km long Sugarloaf Pipeline will deliver water savings from irrigation upgrades and other sources via the Goulburn River in central Victoria to Sugarloaf Reservoir, just north east of Melbourne in order to boost Melbourne’s water security.

This paper outlines the methodology and approach adopted for Landslide Risk Management on the Sugarloaf project. Including large scale studies, macro alignment selection, detailed investigations of steep sites intersected by the final alignment prior to construction, batter designs in construction and monitoring of the construction phase with detailed reporting of the findings.