Infamous city sinkhole filled in

FILLED: The walkway between Margaret Street and the Railway Lands will be reopened with the infamous sinkhole now filled. Picture: Supplied

Pedestrians will soon have access to the walkway between Margaret Street and the Railway Lands again as a 30 square metre sinkhole is filled.

The City of Mount Gambier filled in the hole last month after it opened up and gained national attention in June 2023.

Council acting general manager city infrastructure Karl Manarangi said the site had been monitored for movement in the sinkhole after remedial works were undertaken last month.

He said there had been no movement so the walkway, and nearby toilets, would be reopened this week- though work would continue.

“We are still awaiting a contractor to apply the final layer of asphalt to reseal the top of the sinkhole,” he said.

“This should occur within the next eight weeks and the site may be closed for a day to enable this work to occur.”

The area around the sinkhole would remain fenced until the resealing works are complete, however the walkway would still be accessible.

Total remediation work costs for the project are sitting around $160,000.