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Town Hall precinct work notifications

Work is now underway in Melbourne's CBD to support construction of Town Hall Station.

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For works around the northern end of Swanston Street, see the State Library precinct page.

TimingWhere What is happening?

21 December - 7 January

Town Hall precinct

The last day of construction for 2018 will be Friday 21 December. Work will re-commence on Monday 7 January 2019.

11 - 20 December Flinders Street and Swanston Street Footpath and kerb alteration works on Flinders Street, between Swanston Street and Degraves Street, are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise.  

Works are required to locate a sewer main on Swanston Street, between Young and Jacksons and the Nicholas Building, and are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further information, view the Flinders Street and Swanston Street works notification (PDF, 526.8 KB).

December

City Square

Works include:

  • Ongoing piling works including the use of jack hammering equipment, concrete works and the use of a conveyor belt to lift ground materials into the Flinders Lane loading bay
  • Relocation of the conveyor belt to the eastern half of the shaft to facilitate the piling works on the western half of the shaft
  • Scaffolding adjustments within site adjacent to the Westin Hotel
  • Installation of a new walkway and removal of an existing walkway within the site adjacent to the Westin Hotel
  • Temporary removal of a light pole and a City of Melbourne information post on Collins Street between Swanston Street and Regent Place adjacent to site
  • Road and footpath utility service and geotechnical work along Swanston Street, Collins Street and Flinders Lane
  • Excavation and concrete works within site adjacent to Collins Street
  • The removal and reinstatement of site hoarding and creative hoarding treatments
  • Delivery of materials, equipment and machinery along Flinders Lane and Collins Street adjacent to site.

Out of hours works during December include:

  • Scaffolding adjustments, walkway removal and installation, including crane lifts within the City Square site adjacent to the Westin Hotel, ongoing until Friday 21 December 6pm - 10pm
  • Deliveries to the City Square site within the Flinders Lane loading bay ongoing until Friday 21 December, 6pm and 10pm
  • The use of mechanical hand tools to tighten support anchors within the City Square site adjacent to Swanston Street Monday 10 to Friday 21 December, 6pm to 6am.

December

Flinders Quarter

Works include:

  • Archaeological investigations involving the use of a small excavator and hand tools
  • Demolition of the former Port Phillip Arcade basement
  • Demolition of the former KFC Building
  • Demolition and removal of existing building footings
  • Wall reinstatement works to the Young & Jackson building within site
  • Footpath alteration works on Swanston Street between Young and Jackson Hotel and the Nicholas Building adjacent to site
  • Footpath alteration works on Flinders Street between Swanston Street and Degraves Street adjacent to site
  • Hoarding and covered pedestrian walkway adjustments along Flinders Street, Swanston Street, Flinders Lane, Cocker Alley and Royston Place
  • Establishment of additional site facilities and amenities
  • Piling preparation works involving crushed rock deliveries and rock compaction
  • Utility service and geotechnical work along Swanston Street, Flinders Street and Flinders Lane
  • Delivery of materials, equipment and machinery along Swanston Street and Flinders Street
  • Removal and management of asbestos in accordance with Victoria WorkSafe requirements.

Out of hours works during December include:

  • Hoarding modification works will occur within the Flinders Lane loading bay on Saturday 1 December, 1pm - 6pm
  • Reinstatement of the footpath on Swanston Street between Flinders Street and Collins Street on Sunday 2 to Tuesday 4 December, 7pm – 6am
  • Water main works will be carried out on Flinders Lane between Swanston Street and Regents Place on Sunday 2 December, 8am - 5pm
  • Footpath and kerb works adjacent to our Flinders Quarter site on Swanston Street between Young and Jackson Hotel and the Nicholas Building Monday 3 to Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 to Thursday 13 December, 10pm - 5am
  • Demolition works of the existing KFC building will take place within the Flinders Quarter site on Saturday 15 December, 7am to 5pm and Sunday 16 December, 8am to 5pm
  • Nicholas Building reinstatement works will take place within the Flinders Quarter site ongoing until Friday 21 December, 6pm - 7am (Sunday to Thursday nights only)

December

Federation Square

Works include:

  • Demolition of the former Melbourne’s Visitor’s Centre and other areas within site
  • Road, kerb and footpath alteration works on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street
  • Installation and adjustments of site hoarding and creative hoarding treatments
  • Geotechnical and utilities investigations within site and on Flinders Street and Swanston Street
  • Establishment of additional site facilities and amenities
  • Delivery of materials, equipment and machinery along Flinders Street.

Out of hours works during December include:

  • Federation Square night works including; some demolition works, tram pole installation, road, kerb, drainage and footpath modifications, ongoing until Friday 21 December, 10pm - 5am (Sunday to Thursday nights only).

For additional information about works that have begun in this area see the Federtation Square works page, the October works notification (PDF, 4.0 MB) or the Federation Square site establishment works notification (PDF, 1.4 MB).

December

Flinders Lane

New well installation works:

  • Installation involves scanning the area, saw cutting, non-destructive digging, and the use of a drill rig to install the well
  • Installation involves scanning the area, nondestructive digging, and the use of a drill rig to install the well
  • Temporary fencing will be around the area while drilling of the well is being completed
  • Works at each site will take approximately 1-2 weeks to complete
  • There may be some localised traffic and pedestrian changes during works.

Well installation dates

  • Sunday 2 to Thursday 6 December and Sunday 16 to Thursday 20 December, 10pm - 5am - Flinders Lane between Swanston Street and Monaghan Place - Flinders Street between Swanston Street and Degraves Street - The corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street adjacent to St Pauls Cathedral
  • Sunday 9 to Thursday 13 and Sunday 17 to Monday 18 December - Collins Street between Swanston Street and Regent Place.

Recharge testing

  • Recharge well testing will also occur at existing locations (as per map in the notification (PDF, 673.1 KB).)
  • The recharge test will be conducted 24 hours a day for up to two weeks at each location and monitored twice a day
  • Temporary fencing will be around the area while recharge testing is being completed
  • A connection to a water supply will also be established for the duration of testing
  • There may be some localised traffic and pedestrian changes during works.

December

Town Hall precinct

Traffic and pedestrian changes during December include:

  • Flinders Street left-turn lanes into St Kilda Road will be closed from 10pm and 5am on Monday 3 to Monday 10 December, excluding Friday and Saturday nights. Detour via Russell, Collins, Queens, Flinders Streets and Kings Way to get to St Kilda Road
  • Flinders Street westbound lanes will be closed between Russell Street and Swanston Street from 10pm to 5am on Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 December (all lanes) and from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December (one lane). Detour via Russell, Collins and Queens streets
  • Flinders Lane will be closed at Swanston Street from 10pm to 5am on Sunday 2 to Thursday 6 and Sunday 16 to Thursday 20 December. Detours will be in place and local access maintained
  • The Swanston Street western footpath will be closed between Young and Jackson Hotel and the Nicholas Building from 10pm to 5am on Monday 3 to Thursday 13 and Sunday 9 to Thursday 13 December (excluding Friday and Saturday nights). Pedestrians will be diverted to the eastern footpath.

Ongoing traffic and pedestrian changes include:

  • Ongoing closure of the far-left turning lane on Flinders Street into St Kilda Road, adjacent to Federation Square for up to 4 years
  • Ongoing closure of the northern footpath on Flinders Lane between Swanston Street and Regents Lane, with pedestrian diversion to the southern footpath
  • Ongoing closure of the southern footpath on Flinders Street adjacent to the Federation Square worksite, with pedestrian diversion through Federation Square
  • Temporary holding of traffic on Flinders Lane for up to 20 minute periods to enable safe delivery of site equipment and materials
  • Intermittent closures of small sections of the pedestrian walk ways on Elizabeth, Swanston, Russell, Flinders and Collins streets, Flinders and Princes walks, Rainbow and Banana alleys, and Boathouse Drive to enable groundwater monitoring
  • Traffic management will be in place when required to safely guide pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles around work areas
  • Access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

26 November to 1 December

City Square

Out of hours hoarding modification works will occur within the Flinders Lane loading bay during extended working hours.

Works will take place:

  • Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December
  • 6pm – 10pm, Monday to Friday
  • 1pm – 6pm, Saturday.

Works will include the use of a forklift and some power tools. Low to medium levels of noise expected.