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Bega: Drones to investigate state of Brown Mountain following landslips

Transport for NSW will be inspecting the ground condition at Brown Mountain from the air next week, using camera-equipped drones above landslip sites.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the technology was being brought in to assist with inspections where slope failures had occurred during the major natural disaster events in March.

“Detailed surveys will be carried out at several sites on the Snowy Mountains Highway at Brown Mountain and will help inform future planning work,” the spokesperson said.

“The drones mounted with LiDAR cameras will capture high resolution images of the landslip sites, and produce 3D maps of the ground surface condition, while engineers and geotechnical experts will carry out inspections by foot.

“These inspections can only be carried out during the day for successful LiDAR imagery and the safety of workers.”

Motorists are advised to expect minor delays on the Snowy Mountains Highway between Brown Mountain Power Station and Pipers Lookout from Monday 14 to Friday 19 November, as traffic measures are put in place to ensure safe access for workers who will be carrying out the landslip investigations.

Sections of the road will be reduced to single lane only with minor delays of up to five minutes between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to drive to conditions, follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs and allow up to five minutes additional travel time.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit or call 132 701.


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