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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.

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 February

Construction works are continuing within the Domain precinct during February and will include:

Construction works include:
  • Tunnelling - TBM Millie and TBM Alice
  • Tunnelling support site - excavated soil removal
  • South box construction
  • Anzac Station entrance - Shrine of Remembrance
  • Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange.

Work details

Type, location and timingDetailsHours

Tunnelling – TBM Millie and TBM Alice

Beneath St Kilda Road and Queen Victoria Gardens

Ongoing until mid-2021

  • Both TBM Millie and TBM Alice are progressing well towards the Town Hall Station site
  • At the time of publication, TBM Millie has progressed 1.1 kilometres, and TBM Alice has progressed 450 metres towards the CBD
  • Residents and businesses directly above or adjacent to the tunnelling route will be notified separately as the TBMs continue their journey
  • 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 and northern station box site

Until late 2021

  • The TBM support site at Edmund Herring Oval continues to operate 24/7 to support tunnelling operations
  • With both TBMs operational, the support site will function at capacity to manage the excavated soil that travels from the underground TBMs to the treatment plant
  • 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 both TBMs underway, soil removal is continuing overnight
  • Works will continue inside the acoustic shed 24/7 and deliveries of concrete tunnel segments will arrive at site regularly via St Kilda Road as the TBMs move forward lining the tunnels.

24 hour works

South box construction

Southern station box site

March ongoing
  • The first stage of excavation to the base slab level in the south box is nearing completion,with the team progressively excavating material and breaking through the sacrificial tunnel
  • This month we focus again on construction of the concourse level slab, with concourse works in both the north and south box underway
  • Prior to each pour, falsework will be installed to support the formwork and steel reinforcements
  • Falsework and steelfixing installation will continue under the roof slab and in the acoustic shed out of hours
  • Once the north box concourse slab has been poured, the team will begin removing support strutting from within the north box
  • The large crane on surface may be required until 10pm on some nights to feed steel down to the teams working on the south box concourse
  • These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of 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

March ongoing

  • Work on the columns and internal and perimeter walls are now complete, with focus shifting to constructing the roof slab
  • As the roof will be constructed with a suspended slab of concrete, temporary falsework is being installed to support the structure as it is formed and poured
  • Two concrete pours will be required to construct the roof slab
  • To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Once the roof slab has been constructed, it will be waterproofed before being backfilled over
    to return the area back to ground level
  • The backfill work will require some retention piles to be broken out. This will generate periods of high level noise
  • The team will also commence installing future service conduits for the station entrance.

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Anzac Station entrance - tram interchange

Between acoustic shed and St Kilda Road

March ongoing

  • Excavation of the tram interchange station entrance is now complete
  • This month, piling will be completed in the base slab level. These piles will later be connected into the future concrete base slab to provide stability to the station entry
  • Piling works will generate periods of high level noise
  • Once piling is complete, the large crane on site will lift the excavators and piling equipment out of the excavated area. To safely dismantle and remove this equipment, these works may be required up until 10pm
  • An additional crane will then be set up north of the excavation
  • Trenchworks will be carried out along the excavation to prepare areas for drainage and run plumbing conduits
  • The base level of excavation will be blinded with a thin layer of concrete, before waterproofing and steelfixing begins as part of base slab construction
  • 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

  • In early March we will be conducting road repairs on a damaged section of Dallas Brooks Drive. While the works are underway, soil trucks from Edmund Herring Oval will travel via our approved secondary trucking route of Domain Road and Park Street. Further notice will be provided to residents when dates are confirmed.
  • Traffic light installation and safety improvement works at the Park Street and Wells Street / Palmerston Crescent intersection are commencing before mid 2021 with minor delays expected in this area.
  • There will be increased 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

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)