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State Library precinct work notifications

We are doing our part to help reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community.

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

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).

These works will occur:

  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.
  • CitiPower works will take place from 7pm to 7am starting in June. This will take up to three weeks.

Footpath closures will be required on Swanston Street at night.

The northbound lane on Swanston Street between La Trobe and Little La Trobe streets will be closed to motorists as required.

For further details, see:

Ongoing

Bouverie, Franklin, Victoria and Therry streets

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

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays.
  • 8pm to 5am, Monday to Fridays.

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 State Library construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB).

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 continued plunge column installations, piling, shaft excavation, levelling piles and constructing ground floor slabs.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm Monday to Fridays, ongoing
  • 7am to 6pm Saturdays, ongoing

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:

Ongoing

Little La Trobe Street

Pile break back and capping beam works will continue at the Little La Trobe Street site. Preparatory works for the ground floor slab will commence in June.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday for concrete pours and minor works, 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, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Ongoing

A'Beckett Street

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

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

There will be additional truck movements to support these works.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street West

Shaft construction works are taking place inside the acoustic shed at Franklin Street West. This involves the use of excavators and trucks to remove spoil and install struts.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

Additional truck movements to remove excavated materials will take place on Sundays from 14 June 2020.

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

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

For further details, see the State Library construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Ongoing

Franklin Street East

Works to construct the underground station platform are continuing inside the acoustic shed at Franklin Street East. This involves delivery of steel and concrete to the site using trucks.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sundays, ongoing.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the State Library construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Ongoing

All sites

In addition to regular deliveries to site, out of hours deliveries will occur intermittently throughout June, 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 State Library construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.3 MB).

DateNotice
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)