Great Ocean Road C12
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial. VicRoads geotechnical engineers identified an unacceptable level of rockfall risk present on the Great Ocean Road from a series of large, weathered cuttings near Lorne.
The installation of rockfall drape was proposed as a feasible solution to mitigating these risks. The high traffic flow of this critical tourism route, and the heritage listed nature of the site required construction methodology that maximised solution aesthetics and minimised disruptions to traffic