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Construction in Domain

The new station in Domain is strategically placed to ease pressure on the St Kilda Road / Swanston Street tram corridor and will significantly improve access to key Melbourne landmarks such as the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park.

Current work notifications

Start date

Where

What is happening?

11 August

Bowen Crescent

Gas main works, which will have the following impacts:

  • During these works there will be approximately three days when access to the Botanica St Kilda Road driveway will be impacted from 9am - 3pm. Residents will be provided with 48 hours advance notification ahead of these works.
  • Up to 11 car parking spaces will be temporarily occupied during this work.
  • All non-residential eastbound vehicular traffic on Bowen Crescent will be diverted around our worksite via Queens Lane, while westbound traffic will be maintained. Please refer to signage in the area.

For more information, see the Bowen Crescent notification (PDF, 363.0 KB).

21 August South African Soldiers Memorial

The removal of the South African Soldiers Memorial and the John Cockbill Memorial Drinking Fountain.

The removal and storage activity will be overseen by a Heritage Victoria approved Heritage Conservation Consultant and carried out by suitably qualified specialists within this field.

Some car parks will be temporarily removed to allow workers access to the site.

There will be periods of medium to high level noise and some night works may be required.

For more information, see the South African Soldiers Memorial removal notice (PDF, 610.8 KB).

20 August

St Kilda Road

Yarra Trams will be reasphalting St Kilda Road between Bromby Street and Arthur Street. Impacts include:

  • There will be periods of medium to high level noise associated with the road profiling and road cutting activity
  • There will be periods of medium level noise associated with the asphalting activity, including some reversing beepers where necessary to maintain site safety
  • Impacts from noise will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel’s Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs)
  • To avoid significant traffic congestion, works will be completed at night during off-peak traffic periods
  • There will be no disruption to bus or tram services. However there will be traffic impacts.

More information:

12 July

UPDATED works starting 19 August

St Kilda Road and Park Street

Power relocation works at the corner of Park Street and St Kilda Road

  • Closure of the westbound lanes in Park Street for the duration of works with no access from St Kilda Road into Park Street
  • The pedestrian crossing will be closed between 7am-6pm from Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August
  • Medium to high levels of noise

Communications relocation on St Kilda Road adjacent to 400 St Kilda Road.

  • Temporary closure of the footpath on St Kilda Road between Bowen Crescent and Bowen Lane
  • Temporary pedestrian diversion around the works area in the parking lane.

Gas service relocation on St Kilda Road adjacent to 420 St Kilda Road.

  • Park Street gas works will involve closing the left turn lane from Park Street into Wells Street
  • Lane closures and parking lane impacts for the required service investigation works
  • Partial closure of the footpath on Park Street adjacent to the Park Street frontage of 380 St Kilda Road
  • Pedestrian diversions in place

Drainage relocation to allow for the installation of a new gas regulator pit in Park Street, South Melbourne.

Power relocation works at the corner of Park Street and St Kilda Road

  • Closure of the westbound lanes in Park Street for the duration of works with no access from St Kilda Road into Park Street
  • Temporary fencing will be installed around the work site

Download notification: Domain: Service relocations update (PDF, 694.1 KB)

More information: Traffic changes on St Kilda Road during June and July

21 July

UPDATE

Coventry Street

We are enhancing the road network to keep Melbourne moving during our works. Impacts include:

  • This will combine the two turning lanes into one single left turn lane from Coventry Street into Sturt Street
  • These works will require the use of excavators, non-destructive digging trucks, a concrete truck, a saw-cutter, jackhammers and delivery trucks
  • Impacts from noise, dust and vibration will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel Project's Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs)
  • Works will be carried out during the day to minimise disruption to the local community, however there will be medium level noise associated with saw-cutting and excavation of the trench on Coventry Street

More information, see the initial Enhancing the road network notification (PDF, 769.9 KB)

12 July

Domain Road

South Yarra Main Sewer works in Domain Road will require:

  • the closure of Domain Road between St Kilda Road and west of Edmund Herring Oval
  • temporary traffic changes into intersecting streets
  • site establishment
  • shaft construction, tunnelling and connection of the new sewer.

Domain Road is now closed between St Kilda Road and the western edge of Edmund Herring Oval for approximately five years – extending beyond the duration of sewer works

Download notification: South Yarra Main Sewer update and closure of Domain Road (PDF, 804.3 KB)

18 May

Albert Road

South Yarra main sewer relocation works and service investigations.

Download notification: South Yarra Main Sewer (PDF, 651.0 KB)

Overview of current works

Service relocation works in this area include the relocation and protection of over 100 underground utility services such as water, gas, power and telecommunications.

About the new station

The new underground station in Domain will be an important interchange between train and tram services on St Kilda Road.

The new station will serve thousands of people destined for the employment and residential precinct along St Kilda Road every day, and support the continuing growth and redevelopment of the South Melbourne / Kings Way precinct. Read more about Domain Station.

The preferred station location is the result of detailed investigations, design and planning by engineers, transport modellers and other experts with experience on rail tunnels and other infrastructure projects in Australia and around the world.

The station in Domain will be built via a 'cut and cover' method, with the station box excavated from the top down and a roof slab placed over the top of the site.

Underground construction activities will take place 24/7 once the roof slab and appropriate acoustic treatments have been installed while traffic and trams continue to flow on St Kilda Road. Read more about building Domain Station.

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