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Metro Tunnel

Works to take place in the Parkville precinct in 2017

Major works on the Metro Tunnel Project are now underway to support construction of a new underground station in Parkville.

John Holland has been appointed as the managing contractor to delivery a range of works including the relocation and protection of underground services, including drainage, water, sewer, gas, power and telecommunications.

Additionally Cross Yarra Partnership, who have been selected to build the stations and tunnels, is undertaking a range of site investigations between Kensington and South Yarra from September 2017 until March 2018.

Works taking place in 2017

Before we can relocate or protect these services, we need to undertake site investigations to confirm service locations and inform our designs.

Site investigations are continuing and include electronic detection and non-destructive digging.

This approach ensures we achieve the best design outcomes and minimise construction impacts on the community and the environment.

It is estimated that service relocations in the Parkville precinct will be completed by late 2017. The timing of construction activities is indicative and subject to change.

Download the Parkville works update: October - December 2017 (PDF, 799.8 KB) or see the Construction in Parkville page for more details


Continuing until November 2017 - new telecommunications services installed along Grattan Street, Elizabeth Street, Pelham Street, Leicester Street and Bouverie Street.


Continuing until November 2017 - new gas pipeline installed along Flemington Road, Pelham Street, and within University of Melbourne land.


Continuing until November 2017 - new power conduits along Grattan Street, Royal Parade and within University of Melbourne land.

Stormwater, Sewer and Drainage

Continuing until November 2017 – new services along Grattan Street, Royal Parade, Barry Street, and within University of Melbourne land.

Map showing the location of relocation works. See the Construction page for details
Indicative only

Traffic changes

In order to relocate utility services, there will be changes to traffic arrangements on major roads and some local streets in the area.

Hours of work

The majority of work will take place during normal working hours:

  • 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am – 1pm, Saturdays

Work outside of these hours may be required to complete certain activities.

When out of hours works are considered necessary, we will notify local residents and businesses in advance of these works occurring.

All reasonable efforts will be made to complete works ahead of schedule, subject to weather and ground conditions.