City completes slope stabilization in Sugarloaf Mountain Park

Partnership key to project success

The City of Nanaimo recently partnered with the Municipal Insurance Association (MIA) on a slope stabilizing project in Sugarloaf Mountain Park. The project was initiated following a consultation with a geotechnical consultant and area residents that found a system was needed to mitigate the risk of rocks falling from City parkland into neighbouring private property. A mesh system was selected as a successful way of solving the issue, but also to provide minimal visual impact on the natural rock slope.

Funding for the project was provided through the MIA’s Risk Management Grant program.

“The City will continue to work in partnership with the MIA to mitigate risks around City-owned infrastructure to protect community safety, investment and the environment,” said Scott Newlands, Parks Project Coordinator.

Assessment of the slope will continue into late 2018. For more information about this project, please contact the Park Operations Department at 250-756-5200. For more information about our City parks visit www.nanaimo.ca/recreation-parks/parks-trails.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain Slope Stability Project
Sugar Loaf Mountain Slope Stability Project
Sugar Loaf Mountain Slope Stability Project
Sugar Loaf Mountain Slope Stability Project
Sugar Loaf Mountain Slope Stability Project
Sugar Loaf Mountain Slope Stability Project
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Contact:

Scott Newlands
Parks Project Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
250-755-7504

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