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Construction in the Domain precinct

Anzac Station 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?

22 January

St Kilda Road

Until 26 January, St Kilda Road between Domain Road and Bromby Street will have works on the existing tram overhead wiring and an installation of temporary tram power poles on the St Kilda Road southbound lanes.

Works will take place at night to prevent disruption to tram services. These works are expected to generate a medium level of noise from 7pm – 6am.

For more information see the Preparation for long-term St Kilda Road lane closures notification (PDF, 1.0 MB).

15 January

St Kilda Road

Road works will occur between 7am – 6pm, weekdays and 7am – 5pm, Saturdays until 1 February,

These works will include adjustment of medians and kerbs, asphalting, and installation of traffic barriers and line marking on St Kilda Road between Government House Drive and Toorak Road West.

There will be periods of medium to high-level noise associated with removing medians and kerbs.

Simultaneously, tree pruning at locations of temporary tram power poles on St Kilda Road between Domain Road and Bromby Street will occur.

For more information see the Preparation for long-term St Kilda Road lane closures notification (PDF, 1.0 MB).

14 January

Park Street

The new Park Street tram stop will be located to the west of Wells Street and Palmerston Crescent and will replace the existing stop 119 which is currently located at the intersection of Kings Way and Park Street.

The new tram stop requires the removal of 26 on-street parking spaces to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction. It will also involve changes to the intersection of Wells Street and Palmerston Crescent to allow for safe vehicle turning movements and tram operations.

Works will take place at the following times:

  • 14 January - 1 February: 7pm - 5am, Sunday - Thursday.
  • 2 - 7 February: 24/7 works.
  • 7 - 17 February:10pm - 5am, Sunday - Thursday and 7am - 4pm, Monday - Thursday.

Buses will replace route 58 tram services during the 24/7 works.

For more information, see the Park Street Tram Stop notification (PDF, 636.7 KB).

10 January

UPDATED

St Kilda Road and Bowen Crescent

Installation of a new drainage pipe beneath Bowen Crescent and St Kilda Road will create medium-high level noise.

Lanes will be reduced on St Kilda Road from 10 January.

Works will take place at the following times:

  • Until March: 7am - 6pm, weekdays and 7am - 5pm, Saturdays.

For more information, see the Drainage Works Update, Domain notification (PDF, 636.6 KB).

8 January

UPDATED

Edmund Herring Oval

Construction of a temporary power substation on the southern end of Edmund Herring Oval, close to Domain Road. This substation will provide power for the tunnel boring machines required to build the Metro Tunnel.

A temporary site compound will be established to support construction activities.

Works will take place 7am - 6pm, weekdays and 7am - 1pm Saturdays.

The irrigation main located on the south side of Edmund Herring Oval will be relocated to protect it during the works.

For more information, see the Substation on Edmund Herring Oval notification (PDF, 218.9 KB).

7 January

Walsh Street and Toorak Road West

Installation of a new pedestrian crossing at the corner of Walsh Street and Toorak Road West. Works from 7pm - 5am nightly. Day works may also take place. Impacts include:

  • Medium level of noise from saw-cutting and non-destructive digging.
  • Impacts of noise, dust, and vibration will be managed in accordance with the Metro Tunnel Project's Environmental Performance Requirements.
  • Access to private properties and businesses will be maintained.

For more information, see the Walsh Street Pedestrian Crossing Works Notification (PDF, 2.4 MB).

3 January

UPDATED

Kings Way

Changes to the road, tram, and bicycle networks which will include night works. Works will be staged in order to minimise impacts on traffic.

There may be periods of medium level noise.

For more information, see the Changes to Kings Way notification (PDF, 2.4 MB).

Mid-January

Kings Way and Sturt Street

Changes will be made to the intersection of Kings Way/Sturt Street to allow more traffic to travel north and south on Kings Way and to improve tram reliability.

These works will take place from mid-January to mid-February 2018, between 7am - 5pm, weekdays and 7am - 1pm, Saturdays.

Impacts include:

  • Medium level noise.
  • Traffic management measures.
  • Right turn ban from Sturt Street onto Kings Way northbound.
  • Right turn ban from Kings Way onto Sturt Street eastbound.
  • Left turn ban Kings Way into Sturt Street westbound.
  • Right turn ban from Eastern Road onto  Sturt Street.
  • Left turn only from Dorcas Street onto  Sturt Street.
  • Installation of a dedicated right turn lane on Sturt Street onto Dorcas Street.

For more information, see the works notification (PDF, 677.7 KB).

26 October

Market Street, South Melbourne

Preparations for road upgrades and the establishment of a site compound, with the following impacts:

Approximately nine car parking spaces at the Kings Way end of Market Street will be occupied while this site compound is in place

There will be traffic management measures in place around the site compound

Traffic will still be able to turn left from Tope Street into Market Street and right from Market Street into Tope Street.

For more information: see the Market Street notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

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

Anzac Station 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 Anzac 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.

Anzac Station 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 Anzac Station.

Information sessions

In January, the project team is holding pop up information sessions, with members of the project team available to answer questions regarding the upcoming changes to St Kilda Road and local roads.

Where

  • Metro Tunnel Information Hub, 402 St Kilda Road

When

  • Saturday 13 January 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 16 January 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Monday 22 January 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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