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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?

19 November until early December

Kings Way

Changes to road network, which will include nightworks. 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, 4.1 MB).

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).

17 October

St Kilda Road

Water works

There will be periods of medium to high level noise associated with excavation of the three manholes, sawcutting the road and open cut trenching.

St Kilda Road will be reduced to two lanes southbound from Domain Road to Bromby Street

Periodically during these works, an additional lane will be closed to undertake works between 7am – 3pm, reducing St Kilda to one southbound lane at these times.

Melbourne Grammar School’s driveway will be accessible via St Kilda Road under traffic management, however visitors will be encouraged to use the Bromby St driveway during these works.

For more information, see the (local sewer diversion and water main works in Domain notification PDF, 677.4 KB).

Gas commissioning works

St Kilda Road will intermittently be reduced to one lane in the city-bound direction between Kings Way and Bowen Crescent.

The St Kilda Road intermittent lane closures will be in place for approximately 20 days while major gas decommissioning works are carried out in the roadway to make way for a new underground station at Domain.

There will also be partial city-bound lane closures between Albert Road and Park Street between 5 October and 14 October.

Temporary occupation of the kerbside car parks on the west side of St Kilda Road between Kings Way and 416 St Kilda Road until mid-October.

More information: Traffic changes in Domain

17 October

Bowen Crescent

There will be periods of medium to high level noise associated with excavation of the three manholes, sawcutting the road and open cut trenching.

From late October Bowen Crescent will be closed to eastbound traffic between St Kilda Road and Queens Lane with localised detours in place.

For more information, see the (local sewer diversion and water main works in Domain notification PDF, 677.4 KB).

28 August

UPDATED Mid-October

Bowen Lane

Gas commissioning work including footpath and road closures. There will be medium to high level noise associated with these works.

Bowen lane will be closed for one day in October.

Download notification: Gas commissioning works overview (PDF, 1003.5 KB)

May

UPDATED 11 October

Albert Road

South Yarra main sewer relocation works and service investigations. Impacts includes road and parking bay closures.

Night works will take place between 10pm and 7am, from Wednesday 11 October to Wednesday 18 October. There may be periods of medium-high level noise associated with using hand tools to place the prefabricated pipe in the shaft and the operation of the ventilation fans. Noise attenuation blankets will be used to minimise noise from the ventilation fans.

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

10 October

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

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

Download notification: Construction of a temporary electrical substation (PDF, 4.1 MB)

28 August

UPDATED 25 September

Bowen Crescent

Gas main works, which will have the following impacts:

  • From 25 September, the eastbound lane on Bowen Crescent will be closed
  • In early October to mid-October, the westbound lane of Bowen Crescent will be closed.
  • 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.
  • There will be medium to high level noise associated with these works.

For more information:

12 July

UPDATED for works starting 20 September

Domain Road

South Yarra Main Sewer works in Domain Road will require:

  • From 20-22 September construction hours will be extended until 10pm
  • shaft construction, tunnelling and connection of the new sewer
  • Medium to high level noise will be generated by these works
  • Excavated material will be stored on site during construction hours and removed during the day

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:

28 August

Domain Street

Gas commissioning works at both ends with traffic maintained. There will be medium to high level noise associated with these works.

Download notification: Gas commissioning works overview (PDF, 1003.5 KB)

28 August

Park Street

Gas service relocation

  • 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
  • There will be medium to high level noise associated with these works.

Download notification: Gas commissioning works overview (PDF, 1003.5 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.

Download notification: South African Soldiers Memorial removal notice (PDF, 610.8 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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