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State Library precinct work notifications

Work is now underway in the CBD to support construction of State Library Station.

Sign up to our enews and select "State Library Station" to receive work notifications by email.

For works around the southern end of Swanston Street, see the Town Hall precinct page.

TimingWhere What is happening?

Ongoing

Franklin Street, between Swanston and Stewart streets

Works to create a westbound lane adjacent to the northern side of the acoustic shed will occur on Franklin Street between Swanston and Stewart streets throughout December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • Line marking: 8pm to 5am, Sunday 8 December to Monday 9 December

Pending approvals, the westbound lane on Franklin Street will reopen to traffic from 6am Monday 9 December.

Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists around the work areas.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street East

Shaft excavation and tunnelling works are continuing inside the acoustic shed throughout December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

Oversized trucks will demobilise oversized equipment including a roadheader and scrubber from 1am to 5am for up to four nights in mid-January.

From January 2020 the Franklin Street east site will start constructing the underground station platform, this involves delivery of steel and concrete to the site using trucks.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street West

Works to install a temporary acoustic shed are underway at Franklin Street West. The shed will enclose the work site and minimise noise, light and dust during tunnelling activities.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.

To facilitate deliveries, the eastbound lane on Franklin Street between Stewart and Swanston streets will be closed from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturdays, until December 2019 (refer to map in below notification).

There will be intermittent closures of the southern footpath between Swanston and Stewart streets during scaffold removal and cladding installations.

Traffic management will be in place during works to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists around the work areas.

For further details, see the November works notification (PDF, 1.6 MB).


Shaft excavation works will commence at the Franklin West site in November 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Fridays, ongoing
  • 7am to 5pm, Saturdays, ongoing.

Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safely around the work areas.

Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).


Installation of the acoustic shed is underway at the Franklin Street West site and will continue in December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Fridays
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Fridays (excavation)
  • 7am to 5pm, Saturdays.

As a result, Franklin Street will be closed between Stewart and Swanston streets between 7am and 3pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm, Saturdays, as required until December 2019.

Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Traffic management will be in place to guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safely around the work areas.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

December 2019

A'Beckett Street

Tunnelling works are continuing 24 hours a day inside the acoustic shed at the A’Beckett Street site in December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).


Line marking works will be occur on A'Beckett Street, between Stewart and Elizabeth streets during December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 8pm to 5am, Sunday 15 December to Monday 16 November.

Access to the A’Beckett Tower car park will be maintained. On-street parking near the entrance of the A’Beckett Tower will be unavailable during these works.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

December 2019

Franklin, Victoria, and Therry streets

There will be intermittent testing of previously installed wells on Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets on the road and footpath throughout December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays
  • 7pm to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday
  • 5am to 7am, at the Swanston Street footpath well near Franklin Street.

On Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets there will be intermittent partial closures of footpaths and intermittent overnight lane closures to allow for monitoring of wells.

Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists around the work areas.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

Little La Trobe

Piling works will continue at Little La Trobe Street until early 2020. Concrete pours to support piling will take place as required.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays, ongoing
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Fridays for concrete pours, as required.

The piling works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise. Concrete pours will generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).


Line marking works will occur on Little La Trobe Street during December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 8pm to 12am, Tuesday 10 December.

Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).

Ongoing

La Trobe Street

Piling and plunge column installation works will continue at the La Trobe Street site in December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, ongoing
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday, for concrete pours, as required.

Concrete pours are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, December to January (PDF, 2.8 MB).


Works to remove the temporary shaft at the La Trobe Street site will include installation of brackets, concreting, backfilling and the dismantling of scaffold and ventilation equipment.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sundays, ongoing.
  • Tuesday 3 December to Friday 20 December (backfilling).

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the October works notification (PDF, 2.2 MB).


Works to construct a reinforced concrete slab, install a structural bulkhead and rock anchors as well as install an overhead gantry on Swanston Street will during December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Main gantry lift: 10pm to 7am, Tuesday 3 December to Wednesday 4 December.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists and motorists around the work area.

For further details, see the November to December works update notification (PDF, 416.2 KB).

DateNotice
05 Dec 2019 State Library, Franklin Street westbound lane opening, December 2019 (PDF, 404.3 KB)
03 Dec 2019 State Library construction update, January 2019 to December 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.8 MB)
02 Dec 2019 State Library monthly construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 2.8 MB)
21 Nov 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street works update, November to December 2019 (PDF, 416.2 KB)
01 Nov 2019 State Library Station works notification, November 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
24 Oct 2019 State Library, Franklin Street West works notification, October 2019 (PDF, 554.5 KB)
24 Oct 2019 La Trobe Street works notification, October 2019 (PDF, 480.3 KB)
17 Oct 2019 State Library, Little La Trobe Street piling update, October 2019 (PDF, 415.8 KB)
03 Oct 2019 State Library construction update, October 2019 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
11 Sep 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street Tram Pole works, September 2019 (PDF, 452.2 KB)
10 Sep 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street micropiling works, September 2019 (PDF, 412.7 KB)
10 Sep 2019 State Library out of hours works, September 2019 (PDF, 406.5 KB)
02 Sep 2019 State Library construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
26 Aug 2019 State Library out of hours works August to November 2019 (PDF, 441.2 KB)
13 Aug 2019 State Library construction update, August 2019 (PDF, 3.6 MB)
07 Aug 2019 State Library, Little La Trobe and Literature Lane closures, August 2019 (PDF, 466.8 KB)
07 Aug 2019 State Library, service investigations, August 2019 (PDF, 477.4 KB)
31 Jul 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street closure, August 2019 (PDF, 525.1 KB)
18 Jul 2019 State Library tunnelling works, July 2019 (PDF, 550.9 KB)
05 Jul 2019 State Library, La Trobe St closure update, July 2019 (PDF, 256.4 KB)
05 Jul 2019 State Library, Literature Lane closure, July 2019 (PDF, 486.9 KB)
04 Jul 2019 State Library, La Trobe St excavation works, July 2019 (PDF, 487.3 KB)
21 Jun 2019 State Library, Franklin Street closure, June 2019 (PDF, 515.0 KB)
12 Jun 2019 State Library construction update, June 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
14 May 2019 State Library, La Trobe St service relocations, May 2019 (PDF, 653.2 KB)
14 May 2019 State Library, La Trobe Street bicycle detour, May 2019 (PDF, 247.4 KB)
10 May 2019 State Library construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
29 Apr 2019 State Library, Literature Lane gas service relocations, May 2019 (PDF, 558.0 KB)
20 Mar 2019 State Library construction update, April 2019 (PDF, 940.0 KB)
07 Mar 2019 State Library groundwater monitoring update, March 2019 (PDF, 501.6 KB)
05 Mar 2019 State Library, Little La Trobe sewer relocation, March 2019 (PDF, 487.2 KB)
12 Feb 2019 State Library construction update, February 2019 (PDF, 686.6 KB)
21 Jan 2019 State Library traffic changes, January 2019 (PDF, 569.8 KB)
11 Dec 2018 State Library construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 628.9 KB)
29 Nov 2018 State Library, water main cutting and capping works, November 2019 (PDF, 464.1 KB)
19 Nov 2018 State Library groundwater monitoring, November 2018 (PDF, 415.3 KB)
07 Nov 2018 State Library construction update, November to December 2018 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
19 Oct 2018 Piling Works at State Library Station fact sheet (PDF, 2.3 MB)
24 Jul 2018 State Library, Little La Trobe Street service relocations, July 2018 (PDF, 608.8 KB)
24 Jul 2018 State Library construction update, July 2018 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
06 Jul 2018 State Library groundwater monitoring, July 2018 (PDF, 390.3 KB)
22 May 2018 State Library Victoria St site investigations, May 2018 (PDF, 1.3 MB)