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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 September

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

  • Station box construction
  • Station build and fitout
  • D-wall demolition
  • Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange
  • Cross passage construction.

Work details

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Station box construction

Southern and northern station box site

  • In the southern end of the station box, works to construct the base slab for the train platforms continue
  • Concrete blinding and waterproofing will occur prior to the base slab steelfixing
  • The large crane on the surface may be required until 10pm on some nights to feed steel down to the teams working on the base slab
  • These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise underneath the roof slab
  • Large concrete pours will be required to construct these next sections of base slab
  • In addition to the base slab pours, core walls and columns will begin to be constructed at base level this month
  • On the concourse level of the south box, vertical walls of the permanent station structure continue to be built. These walls require falsework, steelfixing and concrete pours to complete
  • To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Excavation and removal of the remainder of the temporary D-wall that sits between the north and south station boxes will be complete by mid-September
  • Now that the concourse slab is completed, works will continue on columns and core walls at both the train platform and concourse levels
  • This will require installing falsework, steelfixing and concrete pours
  • Installation of stairs and landings within the core walls will commence this month
  • Some steelfixing may be required overnight, but is contained within the acoustic shed and unlikely to generate noise
  • The falsework deck that was installed to support the concourse level pours will slowly be removed
  • Once the northern section of falsework is removed, work will begin on demolition of the TBM launch cradles and the last of the false tunnel at base slab level. This will generate periods of high level noise, but will be located within the acoustic shed.

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Station build and fitout

Sout box concourse level


  • The first stages of building fitout works for the Anzac Station have now commenced
  • In August, blockwork will be installed to create internal walls for back-of-house rooms and corridors at concourse level
  • In addition to this, dust-proof sealer and acoustic lining walls will begin to be installed
  • While there may be some additional deliveries of materials to site for the fitout works, the activity will be occurring beneath the roof slab
  • In addition to this work in the south box, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works commence in the northern end of the station box, and shrine entrance, with cast-in works beginning.
  • During September blockwork will continue to be installed to create internal walls for back-of- house rooms and corridors at concourse level
  • Door frames will begin to be fitted this month
  • In addition to this, painting continues as well as installation of services
  • While there may be some additional deliveries of materials to site for the fitout works, the activity will be occurring beneath the roof slab
  • In addition to this work in the southern box, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works continue in the northern end of the station box and Shrine entrance, with cast-in works beginning.

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D-wall demolition

Wall separating the tram interchange and the Shrine entrance from the northern box

Ongoing until late 2021

  • Demolition of the concourse level of the diaphragm walls (D-walls) between the station box and the station entrances continues in September
  • As sections of the D-wall are removed, support columns are constructed to act as structural support. This work will be ongoing in the tram interchange station entrance and the Shrine of Remembrance station entrance
  • D-wall demolition involves saw cutting and demolishing sections of the northern box D-wall using excavators with hammers
  • The D-wall demolition works will generate periods of high-level noise during daytime work hours
  • As the D-wall is broken out, excavated material will be loaded into bins at the base of the tram interchange and then transferred via crane into trucks. The loading of concrete into trucks will also generate high levels of noise during the day
  • The D-wall demolition will be ongoing intermittently until late 2021.

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Anzac Station entrance - tram interchange

North west of construction site


  • Steelfixing for the next roof slab pour continues in the tram interchange station entrance
  • Steelfixing may be required up until 10pm on some nights. Steelfixing is mostly completed by hand and is a low noise activity
  • In early September the second large roof slab pour will take place
  • Concrete pours will generally be completed during normal work hours. However, as pours must be continuous to ensure structural integrity, they may sometimes run out of hours
  • Waterproofing of the roof slab will be completed this month
  • In addition to roof slab work, steelfixing will be completed for station canopy pedestals
  • A small section of base slab will be installed once the next stage of D-wall demolition is complete
  • Four temporary support struts will be installed, as well as pre-cast walls.

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Cross passage construction

Within the completed tunnels and station box


  • Construction is ongoing at all six of the cross passages in the tunnels between Anzac Station and Town Hall Station
  • A cross passage is a short tunnel that connects the two parallel tunnels. These passages are
    an important safety feature that allow people, including emergency services, to move from one tunnel to the other
  • To construct a cross passage, temporary work platforms are installed in the tunnels along with support bracing. Then the tunnel ring is sawcut and broken out before a small excavator digs the cross passage between the two tunnels
  • As excavation progresses, shotcrete is sprayed on the excavated area for support
  • Once the cross passage is fully excavated, waterproofing and permanent concrete lining is installed to finish the connection
  • Excavated material will be driven from cross passage sites through the tunnels and removed from the Anzac Station site by trucks
  • Cross passage construction will not generate any noise or vibration impacts for residents in the Domain precinct.

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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

See our disruption section for transport changes in Domain.

Works area map

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

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Works look ahead

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

Download notifications

30 Aug 2021 Domain, construction update, September 2021 (PDF, 574.0 KB)
02 Aug 2021 Domain, construction update, August 2021 (PDF, 781.6 KB)
01 Jul 2021 Domain, construction update, July 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
01 Jun 2021 Domain, construction update, June 2021 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
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)