Menzies Reserve retaining wall replacement

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In late-January 2021, existing retaining walls at the southern end of Sir Robert Menzies Reserve in Malvern East will be removed and replaced with a new two-tier precast concrete crib-style retaining wall.

The existing structures have deteriorated over time and will be replaced with a wall that is structurally sound - an important safety improvement for the properties that sit above the wall and park users in general.

Construction works of this nature are best completed during summer when there is a lower risk of rainfall which could impact timelines and the success of the project.

During construction, the area surrounding the work zone will be fenced off for safety. The fenced area will also be used for storage of materials and site amenities.

The remainder of the Sir Robert Menzies Reserve will be open at all times.

Once the retaining wall construction is complete, additional improvement works and landscaping will be progressed and will include consultation with surrounding residents.

Project overview

Project status Civil design finalised
Project type Civil works - retaining wall construction
Construction contractor Entracon Civil
Construction start date late-January 2021
Project manager

Vincent Pham

P: 8290 3556


Contact (construction) 


Project timeline

Design finalised  October 2020 
Contractor appointed  December 2020 
Construction starts late-January 2021
Construction finished late-June 2021 (expected)

Scope of works

Removal and replacement of the retaining walls at Sir Robert Menzies Reserve includes:

  • removal of existing retaining walls
  • construction of two-tiered precast concrete crib wall
  • realignment of asphalt footpath

To accommodate the new wall it will be necessary to remove up to five trees.

New landscaping and screen planting will be delivered following the wall construction.


Wall Design

Sir Robert Menzies Reserve retaining wall design



Download Sir Robert Menzies Reserve retaining wall design(PDF, 2MB)


Project Updates

Download October 2020 - Retaining wall reconstruction(PDF, 387KB)


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