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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

All sites

Structures and lining works and tunnelling works

  • 24/7, ongoing
  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

Shaft construction

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays, ongoing
  • 9am to 6pm, Sunday 8 November and
  • 6pm to 10pm Monday to Fridays, ongoing (for concrete pours, steel fixing and formwork installation works).

Acoustic enclosure and elevated site shed installation works

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Fridays, as required.

La Trobe Street site works

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Fridays
  • 7am to 6pm, Saturdays, ongoing
  • 10pm to 7am, Monday to Saturdays (as required for concrete finishing works and oversized deliveries)
  • 9am to 6pm, Sundays (from Sunday 8 November for steel fixing using hand tools work)
  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays and
  • 7am to 1pm Saturdays, ongoing (from mid-November, as required for Little La Trobe Street concrete pump operation works).

Oversized deliveries

  • 10pm to 7am, ongoing

Monitoring equipment installation works

  • 1am to 5am, Monday to Fridays

Groundwater monitoring

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays
  • 7pm to 5am, Monday to Fridays, under lane closure, as required.

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 1.7 MB).

October 2020 until November 2020

Little La Trobe Street

Oversized delivery to Little La Trobe Street

  • 1am to 5am on Friday 16 October

Scrubber, acoustic enclosure and site shed installation works

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays, ongoing until November 2020
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Saturdays (as required), ongoing until November 2020.

Please note: Little La Trobe Street and Literature Lane motorist access from Elizabeth Street only

  • 1am to 2pm, on Friday 16 October
  • 7am to 2pm on Monday 19 October
  • 7am to 6pm on Tuesday 20 October.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, please see the scrubber installation works notification (PDF, 244.1 KB).

October 2020

Little La Trobe Street

Works to install a concrete pump will take place at Little La Trobe Street.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays

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

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

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

For further details, see the State Library, Little La Trobe Street concrete pump installation works notification, September to October 2020 (PDF, 270.6 KB).

DateNotice
24 Nov 2020 State Library, Little La Trobe and La Trobe Street sites Traffic Changes, November 2020 (PDF, 785.0 KB)
04 Nov 2020 State Library monthly construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
15 Oct 2020 State Library, Little La Trobe Street, scrubber installation works notification, October 2020 (PDF, 244.1 KB)
05 Oct 2020 State Library monthly construction update, October 2020 (PDF, 5.0 MB)
17 Sep 2020 State Library, Little La Trobe Street concrete pump installation works notification, September to October 2020 (PDF, 270.6 KB)
08 Sep 2020 State Library monthly construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 1020.4 KB)
11 Aug 2020 State Library, Little La Trobe Street tower crane installation works notification, August 2020 (PDF, 421.4 KB)
31 Jul 2020 State Library monthly construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
24 Jul 2020 State Library, La Trobe Street traffic changes notification, July to August 2020 (PDF, 480.8 KB)
23 Jul 2020 State Library, concrete pours and groundwater well installation notification, July to August 2020 (PDF, 420.6 KB)
09 Jul 2020 State Library, Little La Trobe Street works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 427.6 KB)
03 Jul 2020 State Library monthly construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
19 Jun 2020 State Library, La Trobe Street concrete pour works notification, June 2020 (PDF, 415.1 KB)
03 Jun 2020 State Library monthly construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
25 May 2020 State Library, Swanston Street concrete pump works update, May 2020 (PDF, 478.6 KB)
07 May 2020 State Library monthly construction update, May 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
29 Apr 2020 Swanston Street footpath closure notification, May 2020 (PDF, 284.9 KB)
23 Apr 2020 State Library, Swanston Street concrete pump installation, April 2020 (PDF, 454.8 KB)
02 Apr 2020 State Library monthly construction update, April 2020 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
30 Mar 2020 La Trobe Street works update, April 2020 (PDF, 683.6 KB)
19 Mar 2020 La Trobe St Tower Crane Installation update, March 2020 (PDF, 437.8 KB)
04 Mar 2020 State Library La Trobe Street works notification, March 2020 (PDF, 437.7 KB)
04 Mar 2020 State Library monthly construction update, March 2020.PDF (PDF, 963.6 KB)
29 Jan 2020 State Library construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
20 Jan 2020 State Library, Cardigan Street service investigations, January 2020 (PDF, 374.2 KB)
05 Dec 2019 State Library, Franklin Street westbound lane opening, December 2019 (PDF, 404.3 KB)
03 Dec 2019 State Library construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (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)
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)