Residential Landslide


Early in the 1960's, a substantial portion of land was subdivided in Belinda Place, Newport against a background of resident opposition that related to land instability and rainforest destruction issues.

In the late 1960's and early 1970's houses were constructed on the subdivided land. Subsequently, in 1974 a large scale landslide occurred which destroyed three houses and caused five other houses to become unsuitable for habitation.  As a result of the devastation, the owner of one of the collapsed houses engaged SCE to advise on the causes of the landslide and responsibility issues.

Subsequently, and after extensive investigatory work, geological mapping & geotechnical reporting, expert advice / court evidence was provided by SCE as to the probable causes of the landslide.