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

Construction snapshot for May

Construction works are continuing within the Domain Precinct during May and will include:

Construction works include:
  • Tunnelling and TBM retrieval
  • Tunnelling support site – soil removal and demobilisation
  • Station box construction
  • Anzac Station entrance – Shrine of Remembrance
  • Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange

Work details

Type, location and timingDetailsHours

Tunnelling and TBM retrieval

Beneath St Kilda Road and Queen Victoria Gardens

Ongoing until mid-2021

  • TBM Alice continues her tunnelling drive towards the future Town Hall Station
  • At the time of publication, TBM Alice had completed 1.6 kilometres and 962 rings of permanent tunnel
  • Within the tunnel completed by TBM Millie, the system of pipes that fed excavated material from the TBM back to the tunnelling support site has now been completely removed. Once TBM Alice finishes, the pipes will be removed from that tunnel also
  • Pipes will be removed from site by trucks via the acoustic shed
  • Pipe removal will mostly occur within the tunnels and the acoustic shed and will generate low levels of noise
  • Work to dismantle TBM Millie continues within the tunnels, with the gantry pieces of the machine being pulled back to the Anzac Station site to be removed
  • Once the Shrine of Remembrance station entrance is backfilled to ground level, this area will be used to store TBM parts
  • Track the progress of all TBMs on the Metro Tunnel Project website here: (indicative only). For specific information regarding the location of a TBM please get in touch with the project team on 1800 105 105.

24 hour works

Tunnelling support site

Edmund Herring Oval

Until late 2021

  • The TBM support site at Edmund Herring Oval continues to operate 24/7 to support tunnelling operations until early May when TBM Alice completes the journey to Town Hall Station
  • Trucks removing excavated soil from the site will continue to use the primary route of Dallas Brooks Drive, Birdwood Avenue and Linlithgow Avenue (see map). With TBM Alice at work, soil removal is continuing overnight
  • Once TBM Alice finishes tunnelling, work will commence on the demobilisation of the slurry treatment plant and tunnelling equipment at Edmund Herring Oval
  • From mid-May, work will start on cleaning the slurry treatment plant and dismantling equipment. Demobilisation of the tunnelling support site will take place during normal working hours
  • Once the slurry treatment plant is demobilised, the area will be used as a lay down area for the tunnel construction and fit-out teams.

24 hour works

Station box construction

Southern station box site

May ongoing
  • In the southern end of the station box, works continue on the excavation and demolition of the sacrificial tunnel
  • Excavation will continue beneath the roof slab 24/7, with this section of work being deeper into the station box than stage one
  • Crews will work to demolish the sacrificial tunnels and remove the concrete from the tunnel along with the soil beneath the concourse level, to access the base slab level of the station box
  • Breakout of the sacrificial tunnels may generate periods of high to medium noise, but will be carried out beneath two concrete slabs, and further away from the large void than the first stage of these works earlier this year
  • Noise generated by these works will be monitored closely
  • On surface level, activity will include excavators loading out soil into trucks to be removed from site. This loadout on surface will be required until 10pm
  • In the northern end of the station box (under the acoustic shed) work continues to construct the concourse level of the station, and permanent columns
  • This will require steelfixing and large concrete pours
  • Some steelfixing may be required overnight, but is contained within the acoustic shed and unlikely to generate noise
  • To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal construction hours.

24 hours

Anzac Station entrance – Shrine of Remembrance

North east of construction site


  • The first stage of construction for the Shrine of Remembrance Station entrance is complete
  • The team is working to complete backfilling the area to return it to normal ground level
  • Once the backfill is complete, asphalt will be poured, and then the area will be handed over to the tunnelling team who will use it to store TBM parts.

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Anzac Station entrance - tram interchange

Between acoustic shed and St Kilda Road

May ongoing

  • Works continue to construct the base slab of the tram interchange station entrance
  • Crews will progressively waterproof the area, and then begin steelfixing and formwork for each base slab concrete pour
  • Additional to the base slab, works will commence to construct some vertical walls and columns. This is the same methodology as the Shrine entrance construction
  • Some steelfixing may be required until 10pm and may generate low levels of noise
  • There will be smaller concrete pours throughout the month to construct some vertical columns and walls
  • Two large concrete pours are planned for the base slab construction this month
  • To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal construction hours.

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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

  • There will be ongoing 24/7 truck activity in the Domain precinct until mid-2021 associated with the delivery of pre-cast concrete tunnel segments and excavated soil removal from the tunnelling support site (see map).

See our disruption section for transport changes in Domain.

Works area map

Map of Anzac Station works including Edmund Herring Oval and Station entrances

Indicative only

Works look ahead

Look ahead for works around Domain including entrances and tunnelling to the CBD

Download notifications

03 May 2021 Domain construction update, May 2021 (PDF, 990.6 KB)
30 Mar 2021 Domain Precinct construction update, April 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
16 Mar 2021 South Yarra, Toorak Rd kerb repair works, March 2021 (PDF, 497.8 KB)
03 Mar 2021 Dallas Brooks Drive, road defect repair works notification, March 2021 (PDF, 259.6 KB)
26 Feb 2021 Domain Monthly Construction Update WN March 2021 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
26 Feb 2021 Domain Precinct, traffic light installation and safety improvements works notification, February 2021 (PDF, 137.2 KB)
29 Jan 2021 Domain construction update, February 2021 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
25 Jan 2021 Domain Precinct, signage installation and linemarking works notification, February 2021 (PDF, 262.4 KB)
04 Dec 2020 Domain construction update, December 2020 to January 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
16 Nov 2020 Domain, signage installation and linemarking works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 284.3 KB)
02 Nov 2020 Domain construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 436.7 KB)
02 Oct 2020 Domain construction update, October 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
18 Sep 2020 Peppercorn Lawn ground improvements works notification, September to November 2020 (PDF, 277.9 KB)
18 Sep 2020 Domain, tunnel boring machine deliveries, September to November 2020 (PDF, 411.7 KB)
16 Sep 2020 Domain Precinct, Road Improvement works notification, September 2020 (PDF, 265.2 KB)
09 Sep 2020 Domain Precinct lane closures, September 2020 (PDF, 245.2 KB)
01 Sep 2020 Domain construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 454.0 KB)
04 Aug 2020 Domain construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
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)