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Work is now underway in the Kensington Precinct to support construction of western tunnel entrance of the Metro Tunnel.

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TimingWhere What's happening

November 2020 to mid-September 2021

Childers Street, Kensington

We recently sought feedback from the community on a proposal to extend the current closure of Childers Street to enable the ongoing and safe completion of major works within the western tunnel entrance construction site.

After careful consideration, we wish to advise that the closure of Childers Street to public traffic and use of the Derby and Tennyson Street detour for over-height vehicles accessing the LSBE will be extended until mid-September 2021.

In the coming weeks, we will implement additional long-term traffic management measures, continue to monitor the operation of the detour and make improvements as required.

for further details, please see the Kensington, closure extension works notification, November 2020 to September 2021 (PDF, 1.5 MB).

November 2020 to mid- 2021

Kensington

Utility investigation works and signalling and communication equipment room (SER/CER) construction

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

Egress building construction

  • 24 hours, from Friday 6 to Monday 17 November
  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays from 17 November
  • 24-hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

Cross passage construction

  • 24-hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

Tunnel entrance construction and tunnel entrance ground improvement works

  • 24-hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities
  • No work on Saturday nights or Sundays.

Rail corridor works

  • 6pm, Friday 6 November to 5am, Tuesday 17 November
  • 24-hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

Rail corridor maintenance works

  • 12am to 4am, Mondays and Thursdays, ongoing to late-2020
  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours.

Compensatory flood storage soil nail wall construction

  • 6pm, Friday 6 November to 5am, Tuesday 17 November
  • 24-hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 2.1 MB). 

November 2020

Kensington

Service pipes and pit installation, soil nail works and egress building south wall construction

  • 24 hours from 6pm, Friday 6 to 5am, Monday 16 November 2020

SER/CER works, fencing works, rail corridor maintenance and inspections

  • 7am to 7pm, Friday 6 to Monday 16 November 2020.

These activities are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise. The use of generator-powered lighting towers will be required during night works. Where possible, these will be faced away from residential properties.

For the safety of rail users and our workers, some of these activities can only be performed out of hours when trains are not running.

For further details please see the Kensington, out of hours work notifications(PDF, 1.9 MB).

Ongoing till early 2021

Kensington

Utility investigation works, Drainage works and Signalling and communication equipment room (SER/CER) piling

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

Cross passage construction

  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities

Tunnel entrance construction

  • From 6pm to 4am, between Friday 9 October to Monday 12 October
  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours

Rail corridor works (between South Kensington station and Maribyrnong River)

  • From 6pm to 4am, between Friday 9 October to Monday 12 October
  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities

Rail corridor maintenance works

  • 12am to 4am, Monday to Thursdays
  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours

Compensatory flood storage soil nail wall construction

  • From 7am to 6pm, between Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October
  • From 6pm to 4am, between Friday 9 October to Monday 12 October
  • From 7am to 6pm, Monday 12 October to late - 2020.

For further details, please see the October construction update (PDF, 2.2 MB).

During September and October 2020

Kensington

Tunnel entrance construction:

  • 7am to 10pm, between Monday 21 September to late- October (no work on Sundays)

Rail corridor works and tunnel entrance construction:

  • 6pm to 4am, Friday to Monday

Compensatory flood storage soil nail wall construction:

  • 6pm to 4am, between Friday 2 October to Monday 5 October
  • 7am to 6pm, between Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October
  • 6pm to 4am, between Friday 9 October to Monday 12 October
  • 7am to 6pm, between Monday 12 October to late-2020

Groundwater well installation and monitoring works:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, between Thursday 17 September to Saturday 3 October
  • 7am to 1pm on Saturdays

Egress building construction:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 6pm on Saturdays
  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

For further details, see the September construction update (PDF, 2.1 MB) and the October out of hours notification (PDF, 3.0 MB).

July to September 2020

Tennyson and Derby streets

To undertake the concreting and steel works for the tunnel entrance safely, a concrete pump and crane will be positioned on Childers Street which will at times prevent construction vehicles accessing parts of the worksite.

During these works, up to 10 construction vehicles per day will be detoured to access the worksite via Derby and Tennyson streets during normal hours. This is expected to be required for up to 14 days.

Where possible, larger deliveries will be scheduled on days when there are no concreting works scheduled.

Additional traffic controllers will be placed on Derby and Tennyson streets, to ensure safe vehicle movements.

There will be periods of low level noise associated with construction vehicle movements.

For further details, see the Tennyson and Derby streets traffic changes notification, July to September (PDF, 1.8 MB).

August to late-September 2020

Kensington

Extended work hours will be required until late September. These works will involve piling, tunnel entrance roof slab construction, capping beams and propping and tunnel entrance excavation.

These works will occur:

Roof slab, capping beams, propping and excavation works:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, to late-September 2020

Piling works are expected to generate some periods of high level noise while drilling. Where possible, this activity will be minimised after 1pm on Saturday.

Excavation, propping and concreting works will generate low levels of noise.

Light towers will be required for certain activities. These lights will be powered by generators during the day, and will not generate noise while operating at night.

For further details, see the out of hours work notification, August to September (PDF, 1.8 MB).

September to October

Hobsons Road

A partial closure of the Hobsons Road car park will be required to undertake preparatory works in the area. 25 car spaces will remain open for public use.

These works will occur:

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

A delivery of an oversized machine is expected in late-September. To minimise traffic disruptions, oversized deliveries are required to take place at night along major arterial roads. These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise.

Ongoing until late October 2020

Lloyd Street

Lloyd Street reinstatement works will continue until late October 2020. Some work is required outside of normal construction hours.

Access to and from the Lloyd Street Business Estate will be maintained at all times.

Intermittent overnight closures of Lloyd Street may be required.

DateNotice
16 Nov 2020 Kensington, closure extension works notification, November 2020 to September 2021 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
09 Nov 2020 Kensington construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
28 Oct 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
06 Oct 2020 Kensington, extended out of hours works notification, October 2020 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
02 Oct 2020 Kensington construction update, October 2020 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
30 Sep 2020 Kensington, communications and signalling equipment room works notification, October 2020 (PDF, 8.9 MB)
17 Sep 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, October 2020 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
03 Sep 2020 Kensington construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
25 Aug 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, September 2020 (PDF, 412.6 KB)
03 Aug 2020 Kensington construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
22 Jul 2020 Kensington, Tennyson and Derby streets traffic changes notification, July to September 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
22 Jul 2020 Kensington, out of hours works notification, August to September 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
02 Jul 2020 Kensington construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
12 Jun 2020 Kensington out of hours works notification, June to July 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
05 Jun 2020 Kensington construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
29 Apr 2020 Kensington construction update, May 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.1 MB)
01 Apr 2020 Kensington construction update, April 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
25 Feb 2020 Kensington TBM retrieval and breakthrough, March to April 2020 (PDF, 473.3 KB)
25 Feb 2020 Kensington construction update, March 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
20 Jan 2020 Kensington, TBM retrieval and breakthrough, February to April 2020 (PDF, 456.2 KB)
20 Jan 2020 Kensington construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
10 Jan 2020 Kensington out of hours works, January 2020 to April 2020 (PDF, 343.7 KB)
03 Dec 2019 Kensington construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
15 Nov 2019 Kensington out of hours works, November 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
04 Nov 2019 Kensington construction update, November 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
07 Oct 2019 Kensington construction update, October 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
16 Sep 2019 Kensington out of hours works, September to October 2019 (PDF, 153.3 KB)
11 Sep 2019 Kensington, long term closure of Childers Street, September 2019 (PDF, 2.8 MB)
05 Aug 2019 Kensington out of hours works, August 2019 (PDF, 192.3 KB)
17 Jul 2019 Kensington out of hours works, July 2019 (PDF, 182.2 KB)
27 Dec 2018 Kensington, Childers Street closure, January 2019 (PDF, 190.3 KB)