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Domain precinct work notifications

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Major works on the Metro Tunnel Project are now underway in the Domain Precinct to support construction of Anzac Station.

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Timing

Where

What is happening?

July 2020

Bowen Crescent

A new water line and connection will be installed underneath St Kilda Road to enable the removal of an existing main relating to the Anzac Station entrance for the Shrine of Remembrance. To complete these works, the team must directionally drill from within the site boundary underneath St Kilda Road to the connection point at Bowen Crescent.

These works will occur:

  • Monday 6 July – Tuesday 14 July
  • 7am – 6pm on weekdays,
  • 7am – 6pm on Saturday.

The eastbound lane of Bowen Crescent will be closed between Queens Lane and St Kilda Road for the duration of the works.

Initial saw cutting of the road and non-destructive drilling works to establish the drilling site will generate intermittent periods of high levels of noise.

The drilling, main connection and reinstatement of the road is expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the Bowen Crescent water main relocation works notification, July (PDF, 421.4 KB).

Ongoing until late 2020

North box acoustic shed

TBMs Alice and  Millie will continue tunnelling towards the eastern portal, South Yarra. The TBMs will move approximately 10 metres a day on average, lining the tunnel walls with pre-cast concrete segments as it progresses.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, ongoing

Residents and businesses directly above or adjacent to the tunnelling route will be notified separately as the TBM progresses along the alignment.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Ongoing until late 2020

Edmund Herring Oval and station box site

The TBM support site at Edmund Herring Oval is operating 24/7 to support tunnelling. The site acts as a slurry treatment plant where excavated material from the TBMs is put through a series of filters before being removed from the site by truck.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, ongoing

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 1.4 MB).

June onwards

Middle station box site

The first concrete pour of the Anzac Station roof slab will be completed in early June. Throughout June, the team will continue reinforcement works with the construction of retaining walls involving steel fixing, formwork and pouring blinding concrete. Excavation of the middle and south box will also begin in June.

These works will occur:

  • Normal construction hours
  • Some works, such as concrete pouring, may be required to take place out of normal construction hours.

Excavation is expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Late June to mid-July

North box acoustic shed

This month the team will commence removal of the concrete shifting slab in the north station box within the acoustic shed. As the TBMs move forward, the temporary concrete slab beneath them is broken out * These works will involve delivery of plant for excavation, hammering out the concrete slab and removal of concrete from site by trucks via St Kilda Road.

This will occur:

  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours
  • Trucks will run up until 10pm Monday to Saturday

The works are expected to generate medium levels of noise during normal daytime working hours.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Ongoing from June 2020

North east of construction site

Breakout of the concrete slab at the site of the future Anzac Station entrance for the Shrine of Remembrance will continue in June.

These works will occur:

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

These works are expected to generate periods of medium to high level noise.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Late-June to early-July 2020

Bowen Crescent and St Kilda Road

Relocation of a South East Water main is required in late June for works relating to the station entrance construction at the Shrine of Remembrance.

These works will occur:

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

In July, the eastbound lane of Bowen Crescent will be closed between Queens Lane and St Kilda Road and a minor pedestrian detour will be in place. Further notification will be provided closer to the date.

The works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF, 1.4 MB).

From May 2020 to March 2021

Peppercorn Lawn, Melbourne

Peppercorn Lawn, on the edge of the Yarra River, is directly above one of the underground cross passages required for the Metro Tunnel. Ground improvement works are required at this location prior to the construction of the two tunnels and the cross passage. This involves piling, drilling and grouting to strengthen the ground prior to the tunnel boring machines passing through in mid 2021.

These works will occur:

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

Pedestrian access along the Capital City Trail will be maintained.

The works are expected to generate medium levels of noise during daytime working hours.

Further notification will be provided if works need to be undertaken outside of normal construction hours.

Peppercorn Lawn will be occupied and unavailable for use until March 2021.

For further details, see the Peppercorn Lawn ground improvement works notification, May 2020 (PDF, 464.9 KB).

DateNotice
03 Jul 2020 Domain construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
29 Jun 2020 Domain, Bowen Crescent water main relocation works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 421.4 KB)
02 Jun 2020 Domain Construction Update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
05 May 2020 Peppercorn Lawn ground improvement works notification, May 2020.pdf (PDF, 464.9 KB)
04 May 2020 Domain Construction Update, May 2020.pdf (PDF, 1.3 MB)
07 Apr 2020 Domain Construction Update, April 2020.pdf (PDF, 652.4 KB)
03 Mar 2020 Domain Construction Update March 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.7 MB)
03 Feb 2020 Domain Precinct construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
29 Jan 2020 Tunnel Boring Machine deliveries, January to February 2020 (PDF, 348.4 KB)
12 Dec 2019 Domain Precinct, Tunnel Boring Machine Deliveries, December 2019 (PDF, 303.3 KB)
10 Dec 2019 Domain Precinct, geotechnical investigations, December 2019 (PDF, 384.4 KB)
05 Dec 2019 Domain Precinct, site investigation works, December 2019 (PDF, 899.7 KB)
04 Dec 2019 Domain Precinct construction update, December 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
14 Nov 2019 Pop-up Park installation works notification, November 2019 (PDF, 651.6 KB)
01 Nov 2019 Domain precinct works notification, November 2019 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
22 Oct 2019 Traffic changes on St Kilda Road, October 2019 (PDF, 365.8 KB)
10 Oct 2019 Hallmark access changes works notification, October 2019 (PDF, 457.7 KB)
10 Oct 2019 Albert Road North works update, October 2019 (PDF, 375.0 KB)
09 Oct 2019 St Kilda Rd Turn Ban, October 2019 (PDF, 455.9 KB)
09 Oct 2019 24 hour Domain construction, October 2019 (PDF, 340.3 KB)
07 Oct 2019 Anzac construction update, October 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
19 Sep 2019 Bowen Crescent short-term road closures, September 2019 (PDF, 420.4 KB)
04 Sep 2019 Anzac construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 966.9 KB)
02 Sep 2019 Park Street tram works notification, September 2019 (PDF, 278.1 KB)
30 Aug 2019 St Kilda Road extended link closure, September October 2019 (PDF, 416.9 KB)
05 Aug 2019 Anzac construction update, August 2019 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
01 Aug 2019 Anzac, Bowen Crescent lane closures, August 2019 (PDF, 481.8 KB)
22 Jul 2019 Anzac southern box excavation, July 2019 (PDF, 485.7 KB)
26 Jun 2019 Anzac construction update, July 2019 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
03 Jun 2019 Anzac construction update, June 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
12 May 2019 Anzac, Park St tram works, May 2019 (PDF, 386.4 KB)
22 Mar 2019 Anzac out of hours construction update, March-April 2019 (PDF, 632.3 KB)
19 Mar 2019 Anzac, Park St tram cable hauling, March 2019 (PDF, 290.6 KB)
04 Jan 2019 Anzac construction update, January 2019 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
21 Dec 2018 Anzac construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
14 Nov 2018 Anzac construction update, November 2018 (PDF, 1.1 MB)