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Docklands Secret - February 2017

01 Feb 2017

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Docklands is not sinking

The City of Melbourne has assured Docklanders that our suburb is not sinking.

Locals would have noticed the propensity for footpaths around here to fall away from the level of the buildings.

A council spokesperson said: “The Docklands public road and footpath network is built on ground known as Coode Island silts; a type of sub-soil with settlement characteristics that can cause localised subsidence.”

“Buildings in Docklands are supported on piles down to bedrock (about 30m deep), so are unaffected by the sub-soil conditions.”

“The council conducts regular monitoring of the Docklands area and undertakes remedial maintenance works as required to ensure public safety is maintained and roads and footpaths are trafficable.”

“Works to remediate the footpath on the corner of Bourke Street and Seafarers Lane are scheduled to commence shortly.”

“Since the City of Melbourne took over the Docklands area in 2007, we have only recorded incidents of minor subsidence. It is extremely unlikely that the sub-soil conditions will result in any major subsidence to roads or footpaths.”

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