No-one was injured when a retaining wall collapsed on a construction site at the intersection of Melrose Drive and Launceston St, Phillip, this afternoon, 6 August.
The collapsed wall took part of a roadway with it and caused a multi-story carpark to be evacuated. A large exclusion zone was also put in place.
ACT Emergency Services were called to the incident just after 2:30 pm.
Upon arrival firefighters found a retaining wall had collapsed. Police quickly closed off the area surrounding the pit and evacuated a nearby multi story carpark.
Motorists are being asked to take extra care in the area.
Worksafe are believed to be on scene investigating.
Wet weather may have played a part in the collapse. After just six days, Canberra has received about 80mm of rain this month – almost double the average rainfall for August.