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.
Domain station will also 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.
In preparation for construction of the Metro Tunnel, Domain Road (between St Kilda Road and Dallas Brooks Drive) will be closed for an extended period and trams that travel along Domain Road and Park Street, South Yarra will be diverted to Toorak Road West. New tram infrastructure will be constructed along Toorak Road West and into St Kilda Road including two new tram stops. This will enable us to keep trams and other vehicles moving through the area as we build the new Domain station.
A number of underground services including gas, water, power, telecommunications and sewerage also need to be protected or relocated before construction can begin on the tram infrastructure, as well as the new tunnels and Domain station.
We are moving existing services away from the location of a station entrance at the edge of the Shrine of Remembrance reserve and installing new conduits for these services.
Proposed works in this area include:
- Relocation of utility services in Toorak Road West
- Design and construction of new accessible tram stops on Toorak Road West and St Kilda Road
- Changes to tram services including Routes 8 and 55 and the new Route 58
- Loss of a limited number of car parking spaces on the north side of Toorak Road West
- Modifications to Bromby Street
- Modifications to support the continued operation of Melbourne Grammar School and local businesses
- Service relocation on local streets
- Closure of slip lane from St Kilda Road to Toorak Road West
What you told us
Drawing on the ideas, expertise and opinions of stakeholders and the community is vital as planning for the Metro Tunnel continues.
A comprehensive program of public engagement and consultation has been underway since early 2015, and feedback has informed the planning documentation and project designs.
Key Domain feedback topics included:
- High interest in impacts on local parks and gardens (such as Edmund Herring Oval, the Shrine of Remembrance grounds and Fawkner Park) and requests to minimise impact on these important community spaces.
- Impacts on amenity for local residents during construction, including dust, noise, vibration, and night works.
- High interest in how road and lane closures will affect traffic flows as well as impacts on nearby roads and parking.
- Disruptions to the tram network and services along St Kilda Road, including tram Route 8.
- Requests that the design of the station entrances and access points integrate well with the surrounding landscape and not detract from landmarks.
More information about Domain station
Did you know?
Completed in 1934, the Shrine of Remembrance and its grounds host a large collection of memorials and statues including the WWII forecourt with its Cenotaph and Eternal Flame, the Gallipoli memorial, Lone Pine and the Macpherson Robertson Memorial Fountain.