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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

La Trobe and Swanston Street

Installation of geotechnical boreholes is required to allow for monitoring ground conditions during construction.

These works will take place from 1am – 5am, Sunday to Fridays (ongoing) when trams are not running.

Borehole installation works will generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the April construction update (PDF, 940.0 KB).

March - April

Bouverie Street site

Groundwater monitoring works at the Bouverie Street site will take place throughout March and April, requiring intermittent night works in addition to regular hours.

These night works will take place:

  • Sunday 17 March to Friday 12 April, between 7pm to 6am (Works will be intermittent from Sunday to Thursday nights only during this time).

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

Lane closures will take place outside of peak traffic times (9.30am - 4.00pm and 7.00pm –11pm) for monitoring and testing of groundwater wells located on the north and southbound lanes of Bouverie Street, the east and westbound lanes of Victoria Street, the eastbound lane and Keep Clear zones on Franklin Street, and the median strip between Therry Street and Victoria Street.

For further details, see the April construction update (PDF, 940.0 KB) and the Groundwater monitoring update ( PDF, 501.6 KB).

March to April

La Trobe Street

Works to construct a shaft are underway at the La Trobe Street site. This involves:

  • Piling using a piling rig, a crane, and a concrete truck
  • Constructing a temporary shaft using excavators and a crane
  • Mobilising piling rigs on 21 and 29 March. The oversized trucks will travel via La Trobe and Elizabeth streets between 12am and 5am
  • Demobilising a crane in early April. The oversized truck will travel via La Trobe and Elizabeth streets between 12am and 5am
  • Truck movements to deliver equipment, concrete, reinforcement cages, and remove ground material
  • Removing scaffolding along La Trobe Street, adjacent to the site, involving footpath closure and bicycle lane closure over two days in early April
  • Removing scaffolding along Swanston Street, adjacent to the site, involving a partial footpath closure on Saturday 23 March
  • Concrete pours and works at the temporary shaft will take place as required between 6pm and 10pm involving hand tools and additional lighting

More information is available about State Library Station piling works (PDF, 2.3 MB).

March to May

Little La Trobe Street and Literature Lane

Building demolition works are continuing at Little La Trobe Street. This involves:

  • Demolition of the buildings between 12 and 16 Little La Trobe Street
  • Removing scaffolding and barriers around buildings located between 12 and 16 Little La Trobe Street as demolition progresses
  • Demobilisation of machinery used for demolition works using a mobile crane. Sewer relocation works will take place on Little La Trobe Street from mid March and will take about six weeks to complete.

Gas relocation works will take place on Literature Lane in May and June.

Work to relocate underground sewer services are underway along Little La Trobe Street.

These works will occur:

  • 18 March to 3 May 2019, Monday to Friday, 3pm-10pm.
  • Monday 1 April, 7am-6pm.

There will be no works carried out on weekends, or between the period of 19 April to 28 April.

During these works, access to Little La Trobe Street and Literature Lane will be via Elizabeth Street.

There will be high levels of noise during ground breaking and boring works.

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 487.2 KB) and the April construction update (PDF, 940.0 KB).

Until early April

Franklin Street West

Piling works are continuing at the Franklin Street West shaft site until early April. This involves:

  • Delivery of materials, equipment, and machinery; and removing ground material along Franklin Street via Elizabeth Street into the laydown area
  • Piling using a piling rig, a crane, and a concrete truck
  • Concrete pours are continuing between 6pm and 10pm on weekdays (as required).
  • Piling work hours will be extended to 6pm on Saturdays in March.

Once piling works are complete, the piling rig and the crane will be demobilised from the site overnight.

For further details, see the April construction update (PDF, 940.0 KB).

April

Franklin Street West

Works to move the barriers, hoarding and fencing at the laydown area will take place on one day in early April. A section of the footpath on Franklin Street will be closed for up to five minutes at a time while the concrete barriers are lifted on to the path.

April

Franklin Street West

Construction of the capping beam will commence at the Franklin Street West shaft site in April. This involves truck movements, excavation, jackhammering and drilling using a small drill rig.

Ongoing

Franklin Street East

Shaft excavation works are continuing 24 hours a day inside the acoustic shed. Site establishment works within the site laydown area will be completed by the end of March.

Ongoing

A'Beckett Street

Shaft excavation works are continuing 24 hours a day inside the acoustic shed.

A 50t scrubber will be delivered to the A’Beckett Street site overnight in early April. The oversized delivery truck will travel via Elizabeth and A’Beckett streets.

Works to install ventilation cans using a scissor lift and a small crane will take place on Swanston Street outside of the acoustic shed for three nights in early April. This involves a partial footpath and bike lane closure.

A second roadheader tunnelling machine will be delivered to the A’Beckett Street site overnight in early April. The oversized delivery truck will travel via Elizabeth and A’Beckett streets.

DateNotice
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)
24 Oct 2018 Little La Trobe Street Building 12-18 demolition works (PDF, 191.4 KB)
22 Oct 2018 A'Beckett Street Construction Update, October 2018 (PDF, 3.3 MB)
19 Oct 2018 Piling Works at State Library Station fact sheet (PDF, 2.3 MB)
16 Oct 2018 Removal of redundant water main (PDF, 470.4 KB)
16 Oct 2018 State Library construction update, October 2018 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
01 Oct 2018 State Library Station groundwater monitoring update, October 2018 (PDF, 569.8 KB)
13 Sep 2018 State Library construction update, September 2018 (PDF, 2.9 MB)
24 Aug 2018 Franklin Street Site Establishment and Traffic Change (PDF, 610.5 KB)
03 Aug 2018 State Library construction update, August 2018 (PDF, 2.9 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)