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

This page outlines a snapshot of works happening in the area, details of impacts and working hours, and downloads of notifications sent to nearby residents and businesses. Sign up for enews to receive notifications to your inbox.

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

Construction snapshot for October

Construction works within the Town Hall Station precinct during October 2021 include:

  • roadheader tunnelling and demobilisation
  • underground platform construction
  • shaft construction works within the Flinders Quarter site
  • roof construction works within the Flinders Link site
  • station build out works at City Square including preparation works for tower crane installation
  • tram pole relocation and DDA pedestrian ramp construction at Federation Square.

Work details

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Roadheader tunnelling

City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Quarter sites

24-hours, Monday to Sunday, until October

  • Works to excavate the platform rail tunnels using roadheaders will continue in early October
  • The platform rail tunnels are located on either side of the central cavern (tunnel) and are a key feature of the station’s trinocular design which features three overlapping tunnels, integrating the platforms and concourse on a single level
  • This involves excavating using excavators and roadheaders, rock bolting, and shotcreting (spraying concrete)
  • There will be regular truck movements to deliver concrete and remove excavated material from the acoustic sheds
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise and vibration.

24 hour works

Roadheader demobilisation works

City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Quarter sites

10pm – 6am, Monday to Sunday for up to 10 non-consecutive nights in mid October to mid November

  • Following the completion of roadheader tunnelling, works will commence to demobilise the two remaining roadheaders via the Federation Square site using a mobile crane parked on Flinders Street
  • Roadheaders will be dismantled and removed from the Federation Square site via Flinders Street on oversized trucks over 10 nights from mid-October
  • Flinders Street westbound lanes between Russell Street and Princes Bridge will be closed to motorists between 10pm and 6am for up to 10 nights from mid October for roadheader demobilisation
  • Each roadheader will take up to 5 nights each to demobilise the works will not take place or 10 nights consecutively
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

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Underground platform construction

City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Quarter sites

24-hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing

  • Works to construct the underground station platform are continuing in the Town Hall Station precinct
  • These works involve the installation of waterproofing materials, steel, and concrete within the central cavern
  • There will be regular truck movements to deliver steel and concrete to the acoustic sheds
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise and vibration.

24 hour works

Tram pole relocation

Federation Square Site and Flinders Street

10pm to 7am, Monday to Sunday for up to 5 nights in late October and early November

  • Works Works to relocate a tram pole on Flinders Street between the acoustic shed and ACMI will take place in late October
  • These works are required to facilitate the widening of the site entrance at the eastern end of the acoustic shed
  • Works will be undertaken by Yarra Trams contractors and are expected to generate periods of medium level noise
  • These works involve excavation, use of a mobile crane, concreting works and cable stay wire connections to the Yarra Trams network
  • These works will require the closure of one westbound lane of Flinders Street for up to 5 nights.

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Pedestrian ramp reconstruction

Federation Square Site and Flinders Street

24-hours, Monday to Sunday for up to 5 days in late October or early November

  • Works to reconstruct the DDA accessible ramp on the eastern end of the acoustic shed will take place in late October
  • During these works the pedestrian ramp will be closed and pedestrians will be detoured through the Federation Square Atrium (refer map)
  • Works will include removal and reconstruction of the pedestrian ramp, timber carpentry and concreting works
  • These works are expected to generate some periods of medium level noise.

24 hour works

Station build-out works

City Square site (within the acoustic shed)

24-hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing

  • Works will continue to build the slabs, walls, and columns within the City Square shaft
  • These works involve the installation of waterproofing materials, steel, and concrete
  • There will be regular truck movements to deliver steel and concrete to the acoustic shed
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise and vibration.

24 hour works

Piling

Swanston Street (outside the City Square Acoustic Shed)

24-hours, Monday to Sunday commencing late October for up to four weeks

  • Works will take place to install small piles within the footpath which will form the footings for the installation of two tower cranes
  • A “baby” piling rig will be mobilised to site in late October to construct bored piles with in the pavement (refer map)
  • These works will include saw cutting, non- destructive digging, use of a small piling rig and use of a concrete pump
  • These works are expected to generate some periods of high level noise
  • Where possible works will be undertaken during day shift
  • Yarra Trams tram stop 11 (City Square/ Swanston Street) will remain operational during these works
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained through the area. Please pay attention to traffic management and signage within the area.

24 hour works

Acoustic Shed Annexe Removal

Swanston Street (outside the City Square Acoustic Shed)

7am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday commencing late October for up to two weeks

  • Works to remove the acoustic shed annexe on the northern end will commence in late October
  • These works will require the use of a mobile crane located on the Swanston Street footpath throughout the duration of the works (refer map)
  • These works are expected to generate some periods of medium level noise.

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Service investigation and Relocations

Swanston Street

7am to 6pm for up to two weeks from October

  • Service investigations and the relocation of two service pits will take place on Swanston Street between Collins Street and Flinders Lane in early September
  • These works will include the use of a non- destructive digging (NDD) truck, power tools and hand tools to sections of the pavement and locate underground services
  • These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise
  • Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians around the works areas.

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Shaft construction

Flinders Quarter site Excavation

Ongoing 7am to 12am, Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm, Saturdays, 8am to 6pm, Sunday

Concrete pours

7am to 12am, Monday to Friday (as required)

Concrete finishing works

6pm to 7am, Monday to Saturdays (as required)

  • Shaft excavation involves the use of excavators, a tower crane, and trucks to remove excavated material from the site
  • These works will take place underneath the groundfloor slab and are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration
  • Plunge columns underneath the groundfloor slab will continue to be removed using jackhammers, these works are expected to generate intermittent periods of medium levels of noise and vibration
  • Construction of the shaft floors, walls and columns involves steel fixing, waterproofing, installing formwork and concrete pours
  • Steel fixing, waterproofing and formwork installation works will continue underneath the ground floor slab until 10pm on weekdays and between 8am and 4pm on Sundays. These works involve the use of hand tools, diesel generators, power tools, a telehandler, and a tower crane, and are expected to generate low levels of noise
  • Concrete pours must be continuous to ensure structural integrity and therefore may occasionally continue outside of standard construction hours
  • Concrete pours and concrete finishing works involve regular deliveries, and the use of concrete trucks, concrete pumps, concrete vibrators, diesel generators and diesel-powered concrete finishing equipment
  • Concrete pours are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration, and concrete finishing works are expected to generate low levels of noise and vibration
  • The use of a tower crane may generate intermittent periods of medium levels of noise
  • Where possible, every effort will be made to undertake concrete pours during standard construction hours to minimise disruption to surrounding properties.

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Excavated material removal

Flinders Quarter site

5am to 12am, Monday to Sunday, ongoing

  • The removal of excavated material from excavation and tunnelling works requires the use of trucks, excavators, and a tower crane
  • Trucks will access the Flinders Quarter site via the Swanston Street driveway and egress via the Flinders Street driveway
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise, intermittent periods of medium noise may be generated when using the tower crane.

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Oversized deliveries

Flinders Quarter site

10pm to 7am, throughout October

  • Oversize trucks with deliveries will continue to access the Flinders Quarter site via the Swanston Street driveway
  • Due to road permit requirements, large plant will occasionally be delivered and demobilised from the site outside of standard construction hours
  • Oversize deliveries require the use of semi-trailers, trucks, and a tower crane and are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise
  • Directly impacted stakeholders will be provided more information prior to deliveries taking place outside of standard construction hours.

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Gantry modification works

Swanston Street

24-hours, 7 days a week from early October to mid November

  • Works will take place to make modifications to the gantry above the footpath outside the Flinders Quarter site from early October
  • Work will include the use of a mobile crane and hand tools and occasional tower crane use
  • These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise with some periods of high-level noise
  • Traffic management will be in place to direct pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists around the work areas
  • Where possible the majority of these works will take place on dayshift only.

24 hour works

Flinders Link pedestrian connection construction

Flinders Street site

7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, ongoing

  • Works to construct the future underground pedestrian connection within the Flinders Street site will continue throughout October
  • These works will involve steel fixing, installing formwork and concrete pours and water proofing for the construction of the roof within the shaft
  • These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise and vibration.

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Sewer relining works

Flinders Street

10pm to 5am, up to three nights from mid October

  • Sewer relining works will take place on Flinders Street for up to three nights in mid-October (refer to map)
  • These works will require the use of a non- destructive digging truck, a lining flatbed truck, a CCTV truck, hand tools and light towers
  • During these works Flinders Street westbound lanes between Elizabeth and Swanston streets will be closed to motorists
  • These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise
  • There will be no impacts on services to surrounding buildings during these works
  • Directly impacted stakeholders will be provided more information prior to these works commencing
  • Traffic management will be in place to direct pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists around the work areas.

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Hours of work

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Normal construction hours

7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

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Out of hours

Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours.

24 hours

24 hours

24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

Traffic and transport impacts

  • Flinders Street westbound lanes between Russell Street and Princes Bridge will be closed to motorists between 10pm and 5am for up to 10 nights (two blocks of up to 5 nights) from mid-October for roadheader demobilisation
  • Pedestrian footpath closures will be in place for up to 5 days whilst works take place
    to reconstruct the pedestrian ramp on the eastern side of the Federation Square site. Pedestrians will be detoured through the Federation Square Atrium (refer map).
  • Narrowing of the Swanston Street pedestrian footpath outside the City Square site during piling works from late October
  • Intermittent narrowing of the Swanston Street pedestrian footpath outside the Flinders Quarter site during HV gantry modification works in October.

Ongoing

  • Ongoing closure of Flinders Street eastbound lanes between Swanston and Elizabeth streets
  • Ongoing long-term closure of the southern footpath on Flinders Street adjacent to the Federation Square site, with pedestrian diversions in place through Federation Square
  • Closure of the left turning lane from St Kilda Road to Flinders Street
  • Temporary closure of the Flinders Street north-south pedestrian crossing between St Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square
  • Temporary holding of traffic on Flinders Lane, Swanston, and Collins’s streets for up to three minutes to enable the delivery of equipment and materials
  • Ongoing use of boom gate and swing gate controls to pedestrian and cyclist traffic on Flinders, Swanston, and Collins streets to facilitate safe truck ingress and egress
  • Intermittent slowing and stopping of traffic on Collins Street between Russell and Swanston streets for deliveries to the City Square site
  • Intermittent stopping of pedestrians on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane for the egress of construction vehicles
  • Concrete trucks will intermittently park in the loading bay on Collins Street, adjacent to the City Square site for up to 30 minutes to enable concrete testing to take place.

Download notifications

DateNotice
07 Oct 2021 Town Hall, construction update, October 2021 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
02 Sep 2021 Town Hall, construction update, September 2021 (PDF, 970.9 KB)
03 Aug 2021 Town Hall, construction update, August 2021 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
05 Jul 2021 Town Hall construction update, July 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
02 Jun 2021 Town Hall construction update, June 2021 (PDF, 568.6 KB)
03 May 2021 Town Hall construction update, May 2021 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
06 Apr 2021 Town Hall Station, monthly construction update, April 2021.pdf (PDF, 1.2 MB)
01 Mar 2021 Town Hall monthly construction update, March 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
04 Feb 2021 Town Hall construction update, February 2021 (PDF, 827.4 KB)
04 Dec 2020 Town Hall monthly construction update, December 2020 to January 2021 (PDF, 892.8 KB)
06 Nov 2020 Town Hall monthly construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 994.5 KB)
06 Nov 2020 Town Hall, concrete testing works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 251.9 KB)
02 Oct 2020 Town Hall Construction update, October 2020 (PDF, 4.6 MB)
03 Sep 2020 Town Hall construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
17 Aug 2020 Town Hall construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
03 Jul 2020 Town Hall construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
29 Jun 2020 Town Hall, Elizabeth and Flinders streets 24 hour works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 457.9 KB)
02 Jun 2020 Town Hall construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
06 May 2020 Town Hall construction update, May 2020 (PDF, 963.3 KB)
06 Apr 2020 Town Hall construction update, April 2020.pdf (PDF, 887.0 KB)
04 Mar 2020 Town Hall construction update March 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.3 MB)
28 Feb 2020 Town Hall tunnelling update, March 2020 (PDF, 386.0 KB)
05 Feb 2020 Town Hall Station construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 1013.3 KB)
06 Dec 2019 Town Hall construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 2.8 MB)