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The new Domain Station will significantly improve access to some of Melbourne's most valued parks, St Kilda Road, the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park, reducing pressure on the road and tram network to the south of the CBD.

Current work notifications

From Saturday 1 July to Tuesday 11 July, St Kilda Road will be reduced to one traffic lane in each direction between Domain Road and Toorak Road West / Kings Way.

During this time, buses will replace trams on Route 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67 and 72 trams on St Kilda Road.

Please allow extra time for your journey. See the Traffic changes in Domain page for details to help you plan ahead.

Start date Where What is happening?

Until 11 July

St Kilda Road and Toorak Road West

Traffic changes and road closures, and installation of new tram infrastructure.

Buses to replace trams from 1 July to 11 July.

3 July 2017

Kings Way

Service investigations, including night works. Impacts include:

  • A partial pedestrian path closure around the service proving pit in the footpath of Kings Way
  • Some lane closures will be required and speed restrictions will be put in place
  • Some service investigations will need to be undertaken at night (between 6pm and 7am) due to their proximity to live tram tracks

Download notification: Service investigations, Kings Way (PDF, 698.7 KB)

28 June 2017

Coventry Street

Modifications to the existing traffic island on Coventry Street, creating a new traffic island and combining two turning lanes into one single left turn lane from Coventry Street into Sturt Street.

  • Between 28 June and 29 June, a site shed and small laydown area will be set up adjacent to 99-101 Coventry Street.
  • This area needs to be set up prior to construction activity commencing and will be in place for the duration of the works.
  • This work will require the temporary removal and occupation of four car parking spaces and the relocation of an accessibility car park adjacent to 99-101 Coventry Street.

Modifications to existing traffic island will include:

  • Installation of three new drainage pits in the road, which involves saw-cutting and excavating the road, installing pits, backfilling the area with an excavator, laying asphalt and reinstating the road
  • Modifying the existing traffic island
  • Re-sheeting existing asphalt within the intersection, including profile pavement and laying of asphalt pavement
  • Installing bluestone kerb and channel.

Download notification: Enhancing the road network, Coventry Street (PDF, 769.9 KB)

14 June 2017

Park Street, Albert Road North, Bowen Crescent, St Kilda Road, Bromby Street and Domain Street

Service relocation requiring night works. Impacts include:

  • On night works will be required on St Kilda Road and Park Street
  • Impacts from noise, dust and vibration will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel's Environmental Performance Requirements
  • Vehicles on St Kilda Road cannot access Park Street, South Melbourne during these works.
  • Traffic will be diverted into the tram lane in Park Street around the drainage service proving works
  • On Domain Street and Bromby Street there will be limited driveway access before 7am during the works.
  • There will also be a temporary closure of centre median and kerbside Parks on Domain and Bromby Streets. Work zone speed restrictions will be in place.

Download notification: Gas service relocation works (PDF, 682.7 KB)

Download notification: Water, drainage and power service relocation update (PDF, 1.1 MB)

18 May 2017

Albert Road

South Yarra main sewer relocation works and service investigations. Piling works are being undertake which will generate medium levels of noise.

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

17 May 2017

St Kilda Road between Park Street and Bowen Lane

Service relocations with some lane closures at different stages.

Truncation one and three (Southbound St Kilda Road outer lane adjacent Shrine Reserve and Melbourne Grammar)

  • Closure of southbound outer lane on St Kilda Road and the outside right turning lane from Park Street into St Kilda Road
  • Temporary removal of kerbside car parks in advance of work site on St Kilda Road and outer right turning lane on Park Street

Truncation two (Westbound Domain Road outer lane)

  • Pedestrian and traffic management around works.

Truncation four (Northbound slow lane)

  • Temporary removal of kerbside car parks in advance of work site on St Kilda Road between Bowen Lane and Albert Road
  • Closure of northbound outer lane on St Kilda Road.

Download notification: Gas main truncation (PDF, 741.3 KB)

Overview of works in Domain

Work on new tracks that will carry trams around the Domain construction site will ramp up in June and July causing traffic disruptions to St Kilda Road.

From Saturday 1 July to Tuesday 11 July, St Kilda Road will be reduced to one traffic lane in each direction between Domain Road and Toorak Road West / Kings Way.

During this time, buses will replace trams on Route 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67 and 72 trams on St Kilda Road.

Please allow extra time for your journey. See the Traffic changes in Domain page for details to help you plan ahead.

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

How we will build the station

Domain Station will be an important interchange point between the train and tram services, providing access to existing business precincts and growing residential areas on St Kilda Road, Kings Way and in South Melbourne, Southbank and the expanding western CBD.

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.

Domain Station is expected to provide access to around 33,000 jobs, and 17,000 residents will be located within 800 metres of the station location from 2031.

Domain Information Hub

We now have a pop-up information hub which will be open at various times throughout June and July. Please feel free to pop-in and speak with one of our friendly staff to find out more about works in Domain and how they might affect you.

Address:

402 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday 27 June (4-6pm)
  • Thursday 29 June (12-2pm)
  • Saturday 1 July (11-1pm)
  • Monday 3 July (4-6pm)
  • Wednesday 5 July (12-2pm)
  • Friday 7 July (9-11am)
  • Monday 10 July (2-4pm)

Frequently asked questions

Why build a new railway station at Domain?

Domain Station will be at the heart of the St Kilda Road commercial precinct and the Shrine of Remembrance. Connecting this precinct to the rail network for the first time provides access for thousands of people from all over Melbourne to places of work, and gives visitors rail access to the Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens.

St Kilda Road is the busiest tram corridor in the world. Without Domain Station, St Kilda Road will no longer cope with the increasing tram patronage and the extra tram services needed to meet demand.

Will the station provide pedestrian access across St Kilda Road?

The station entrances are strategically placed to provide a pedestrian walkway underneath busy St Kilda Road, improving safety for the many pedestrians that use the precinct.

What will happen to the Domain Interchange tram stop during construction?

The Domain Interchange will need to be temporarily removed to allow for construction of the new underground Domain Station. Trams will keep running along St Kilda Road as much as possible while the new Domain Station is constructed.

Will the station be integrated with the Domain Interchange tram stop?

Once the station is completed is will be directly below the Domain Interchange tram stop, allowing passengers to move seamlessly between train and tram services.

Why is Domain Station located at the intersection of Domain Road and St Kilda Road rather than Fawkner Park?

St Kilda Road is the busiest tram corridor in the world. A new station at Domain will help to relieve pressure on this corridor, and provide an important interchange point between the rail and tram networks for passengers travelling between the CBD and the city's south-eastern suburbs. It will also service the busy St Kilda Road commercial and arts precincts.

The new Domain Station will make it easier to visit some of Melbourne's most valued parks and attractions such as the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Park.

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