You may know that the Council’s Oakleigh Road Depot has been experiencing ground movement (“subsidence”) on the main access road to the site since opening in 2017, which has been kept under regular monitoring. Recently the Council has advised that the monitoring has shown the movement has got worse.
The Depot stands at the top of a tree-lined embankment, at the bottom of which is Oakleigh Road South. The Council, which has been advised that the ground movement is “unusual”, has been concerned at the possible risks involved, potentially including “structural failure of the area” (i.e. a landslide). As a precaution the footpath adjacent to the embankment has been closed.
Our picture shows Council refuse trucks returning to the Depot along Oakleigh Road South. The barriers closing the footpath can be seen and in the foreground movement of the boundary fence will be noted.