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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 east

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

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday.

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

Ongoing

Franklin Street west

Works to install an overhead gantry will take place on Franklin Street near Stewart Street. This will involve the installation of footings, stairs and cladding for the overhead gantry.

Out of hours works will also take place to complete the main gantry lift.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday
  • 10pm to 5am, for the gantry lift.

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

Additional information including the dates for the gantry lift will be provided directly to impacted stakeholders.

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


There will be oversized deliveries to the Franklin Street west shaft site to deliver large sections of steel for the acoustic shed and deck.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 3pm, Monday to Friday until December 2019
  • 7am to 5pm, Saturdays, as required
  • 11pm to 7am, as required.

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 October works notification (PDF, 2.2 MB).


Upon completion of the steel deck and struts, works to install the acoustic shed will take place. These works will involve steel and other material deliveries, cladding, power and lighting installations.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

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

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

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

October 2019

A'Beckett Street site

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

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

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

October 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 October 2019.

These works will occur:

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

There will be intermittent partial closures of footpaths on Victoria, Franklin, Bouverie, and Therry streets to allow for monitoring of wells.

There will be intermittent overnight lane closures on Victoria, Therry and Franklin streets to allow for monitoring of the 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 October works notification (PDF, 2.2 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 Saturday for piling works.
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday 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 October works notification (PDF, 2.2 MB).

OngoingLa Trobe Street

Works to remove the temporary shaft will continue at La Trobe Street throughout October 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

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


Piling works will continue at La Trobe Street in October 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 October works notification (PDF, 2.2 MB).

Ongoing

La Trobe Street site

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

These works will occur:

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

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

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


Works to remove the temporary shaft at the La Trobe Street site will include micro piling, installation of cages and brackets, concreting and backfilling.

These works will take place 25m below surface within the temporary shaft.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday.

These works will generate low levels of noise.

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

DateNotice
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, Bicycle detour La Trobe, May 2019 (PDF, 247.4 KB)
10 May 2019 State Library construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
29 Apr 2019 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 Groundwater monitoring update, State Library, March 2019 (PDF, 501.6 KB)
05 Mar 2019 Little La Trobe sewer relocation works notification, March 2019 (PDF, 487.2 KB)
12 Feb 2019 State Library construction update, February 2019 (PDF, 686.6 KB)
21 Jan 2019 Stewart and A'Beckett Streets traffic changes (PDF, 569.8 KB)
11 Dec 2018 State Library construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 628.9 KB)
29 Nov 2018 Water main cutting and capping works in State Library precinct (PDF, 464.1 KB)
19 Nov 2018 Groundwater monitoring notice (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 Little La Trobe Street Service Relocations (PDF, 608.8 KB)
24 Jul 2018 State Library Station Construction Update, July 2018 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
06 Jul 2018 Ground water monitoring update, 8 July - 21 August 2018 (PDF, 390.3 KB)
22 May 2018 Site Investigations, Victoria St (PDF, 1.3 MB)