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Town Hall precinct work notifications

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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.

Timing

Where

What is happening?

November 2020

Collins Street

Large volumes of concrete are required for the construction of the new Town Hall Station. From Thursday 5 November, concrete trucks will intermittently park in the loading bay on Collins Street, adjacent to the City Square site to enable concrete testing to take place.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Fridays
  • 7am to 10pm Saturdays (as required), from Thursday 5 November 2020.

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

For further details, please see the concrete testing work notification(PDF, 251.9 KB).

November 2020

Federation Square site, City Square site, Flinders Quarter site, Swanston Street and Flinders Street site

Major construction is continuing in the CBD at the site of the future Town Hall Station.

These works will occur:

Tunnelling works, underground platform construction, shaft excavation, concrete deliveries and concrete segment deliveries:

  • 24/7, ongoing
  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities

Shaft excavation (Flinders Quarter site)

  • 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, ongoing

Oversized deliveries

  • 5am to 7am, Monday to Saturday
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday, ongoing

Excavated material removal

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday, ongoing

Steel fixing, waterproofing and formwork installation

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays
  • 8am to 4pm Sundays, ongoing

Permanent concrete structure installation

  • 7am to 12am, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, ongoing
  • 6pm to 7am, Monday to Friday, intermittently throughout 2020

Monitoring equipment installation works

  • 1am to 5am, Monday to Friday, from late November 2020

Shaft construction works

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

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

For further details, please see the November monthly construction update( PDF, 994.5 KB).

Ongoing

Flinders Quarter

There will be oversized deliveries to the Flinders Quarter site via the Swanston Street driveway.

These works will occur:

  • 5am to 7am, Monday to Saturday
  • 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday, ongoing throughout 2020

Due to road permit requirements on occasion large plant will be delivered and demobilised from site between 12am and 6am.

These deliveries require the use of a semi-trailer and a tower crane and are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the October monthly construction update( PDF, 4.6 MB).

Ongoing

City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Quarter

Tunnelling and shaft excavation works are continuing 24 hours a day at the City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Quarter sites. Tunnelling will involve excavating using an excavator and roadheader, rock bolting and shotcreting.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing.

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

Where possible, effort will be made to keep vibration and noise to a minimum from 10pm to 7am to minimise disruption to surrounding properties.

For further details, see the October monthly construction update( PDF, 4.6 MB).

Ongoing

Flinders Quarter site

Steel fixing, waterproofing and formwork installation works require the use of hand tools, power tools, a telehandler and a tower crane.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 12am, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays and
  • 8am to 4pm, Sundays, ongoing throughout 2020.

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

For further details, see the October monthly construction update( PDF, 4.6 MB).


Concrete pours for the permanent concrete structure installation must be continuous to ensure structural integrity and therefore may occasionally continue until 12am on weeknights.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 12am, Monday to Friday and
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, ongoing throughout 2020
  • 6pm to 7am, Monday to Friday, intermittently throughout 2020.

Concrete finishing equipment may also be used between 6pm and 7am on weeknights as required.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration.

For further details, see the October monthly construction update( PDF, 4.6 MB).


Pile break back and capping beam works will continue in August. Piles will be ‘broken back’ using a jackhammer and an excavator. A capping beam will then be installed to prevent the piles from moving.

These works will occur:

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

These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise.

For further details, see the October monthly construction update( PDF, 4.6 MB).