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

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

TimingWhere What is happening?

September to October 2020

Little La Trobe Street

Works to install a concrete pump will take place at Little La Trobe Street. The concrete pump will facilitate the high volumes of concrete required for the construction of the new State Library Station.

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, please see the September construction update  (PDF, 270.6 KB)

Ongoing

Swanston Street, between La Trobe and Little La Trobe streets

Works to install a concrete pump and gantry will continue on Swanston Street (adjacent to the La Trobe Street site) until mid-September.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities
  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays
  • 8pm to 6am Sunday to Fridays throughout September.

During these works there will be intermittent holding of pedestrians on the Swanston Street western footpath (adjacent to the La Trobe Street site).

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

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

Ongoing

Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, Swanston, A’Beckett,Therry Street and Little La Trobe streets, Literature Lane

There will be intermittent testing of previously installed groundwater wells on Victoria,  Franklin, Bouverie, Swanston, A’Beckett, Therry and Little La Trobe streets, and Literature Lane on the road and footpath.

These works will occur:

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

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

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

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

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

Ongoing

La Trobe Street

Works are continuing at the La Trobe Street site to prepare for excavation of an approximately 40-metre-deep shaft. These works will include shaft excavation, pile break back, installation of permanent hoarding around the perimeter of the site, and construction of the ground floor slab, walls, and columns.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm Monday to Fridays, ongoing
  • 7am to 6pm Saturdays, ongoing
  • 9am to 6pm, Sundays, as required.
  • Concrete pours and minor works will take place as required from 10pm to 6am as required.

Pile break-back works requiring the use of jackhammers will be undertaken during standard construction hours only and are expected to generate periods of high noise.

There will be regular truck movements at the site to deliver and remove equipment, construction materials and excavated materials.

A piling rig and crane will be demobilised from the La Trobe Street site in early-September. These works will take place in one shift between 1am and 5am when the trams aren’t running. The eastbound lane on La Trobe Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Swanston streets and the southbound lane on Elizabeth Street between La Trobe and A’Beckett streets will also be closed during these works to facilitate the oversized floats.

Works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise.

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

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

Ongoing

Little La Trobe Street

Shaft construction is continuing at the Little La Trobe Street site throughout September.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturdays, ongoing
  • Concrete pours and minor works will take place as required from 6pm to 10pm from late-September as required.

The concrete pours are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

Ongoing

A'Beckett Street

Tunnelling works are continuing 24 hours a day to excavate the platform tunnels on either side of the central cavern within the acoustic shed.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

A drill rig will be mobilised to the A’Beckett Street site between 1am and 5am on Thursday 10 September when trams are not running.

The A’Beckett Street southern footpath will be closed intermittently commencing the week of 14 September during standard construction hours.

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street

Construction of the underground station platform will take place at the Franklin Street east and Franklin Street west sites.

This involves the delivery of steel and concrete to the site using trucks and unloading materials within the acoustic shed.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

Due to traffic restrictions, some oversized deliveries will take place between 10pm and 7am.

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

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

Ongoing

All sites

In addition to regular deliveries to site, out of hours deliveries will occur intermittently throughout September, to minimise traffic disruptions and ensure the safety of the public and our workers.

These works will occur:

  • 10pm to 7am, ongoing.

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

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 1020.4 KB).

DateNotice
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)