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Kensington precinct work notifications

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

We are currently consulting on our plans to build the Western Tunnel Entrance in Kensington

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TimingWhere What's happening

February- March 2019

Rail corridor between South Kensington station and the Maribyrnong River

Rail corridor works to install monitoring equipment.

This includes:

  • Using hand power tools to drill monitoring equipment onto rail tracks.
  • Use of temporary lighting towers within the rail corridor adjacent to Childers Street.
  • Low levels of noise as a result of drilling and use of generators.

Night works to prepare the site and rail corridor will from occur 10-14 February 9pm to 4am.

Impacts include:

  • Installation of signalling cables,casing and fencing in and around the site.
  • Installation of repositioned overhead structures involving excavating, pouring concrete and lifting structures into place.
  • Works involving a small excavator and concrete truck.
  • Use of temporary light towers powered by generators within the rail corridor to Childers Street.
  • Low to medium levels of noise.

This will be furthered by weekend night works from 23-25 February 9pm to 4am.

Impacts include:

  • Using a piling rig and non-destructive digging.
  • Installation of fencing, cabling and overhead structures in the site.
  • Periods of loud noise associated with the use of the piling rig.

For further information see the February works notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).

Additional out of hours works will be required within the rail corridor throughout February and March.

These works will take place from:

  • 9pm Saturday 23 to 4am Monday 25 February
  • 7pm Friday 1 to 4am Monday 4 March
  • 7pm Friday 15 to 5am Monday 18 March

These works are expected to generate periods of medium to high level noise, and will result in disruptions to rail services during non-peak times.

For further information, see the works notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).

Until March 2019

Childers Street, Kensington and Hobson's Roads

Works to identify and monitor ground conditions will occur until March 2019.

Impacts include:

  • Non-destructive digging and geotechnical digging, along with groundwater and soil testing leading to medium and high levels of noise.
  • Installing noise, air and vibration monitoring equipment.
  • Pedestrian detours at various times.

For further information see the February works notification PDF, 1.9 MB.

October 2018 to April 2019

Lloyd Street

24/7 works - tunnel cross passage ground improvement works on Lloyd Street.

For more information, see the October construction update (PDF, 1.9 MB).

Until April 2019

Childers Street

Works to complete the pile guide wall will require the closure of Childers Street between 30 January through to 8 February 2019 to make way for a temporary overheight vehicle detour.

For more information, see the works notification (PDF, 361.7 KB).

Further site establishment works will occur until March 2019.

Impacts include:

  • Removal of concrete materials using demolition saws.
  • Constructing site access tracks along the rail embankment
  • Earthworks, including the use of a vibrating roller.
  • Periods of loud noise and vibration associated with the use of saws, roller and piling.
    Other activities generating medium to low levels of noise.

Bored piling works to construct the tunnel boring machine retrieval box also occur.

Impacts include:

  • Use of a piling rig, crane and concrete trucks to install bored piles adjacent to Childers Street
  • A lane of traffic through Childers street worksite maintained for authorised vehicles once guide wall constructions are complete.
  • Works to complete concrete pours  associated with piling works may continue until 7pm Monday to Friday, and 3pm on Saturdays.

Sheet piling works to construct a retaining wall to support the rail embankment along Childers Street from the 1st of 1 February  until April 2019.

Impacts include:

  • Delivery of a piling rig and steel sheet piles, along with the installation of piles and metal rods.
  • Excavation of excess soil
  • Low to medium levels of noise during piling, along with periods of loud noise when using rig and installing metal rods.

For more information see the February works notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).

Until Mid 2019

Lloyd Street and McLennan Drive

Ground improvement works to strengthen the ground ahead of cross passage construction with works being held 24/7 to minimise traffic impacts.

Impacts include:

  • Non-destructive digging to locate and protect services.
  • Laying pipes beneath Lloyd Street.
  • The overnight closure of Lloyd Street, from Radcliffe Street to the eastern entrance of the Lloyd Street business estate. Access to the business estate will be maintained via Childers Street during these closures.

Until late 2019

Hobsons Road

Site preparation and establishment at the future western tunnel entrance.

This includes:

  • Installation of temporary site fencing, hoarding, site offices and worker amenities
  • Site clearing activities
  • Low to medium levels of noise.

Car park construction

Wednesday 14 November to late 2018

Construction of a long term, temporary off-set car park ahead of the closure of public parking on Childers Street.

This includes:

  • Removal of soil and concrete materials
  • A water cart on site to mitigate dust
  • Low to medium levels of noise.

Asbestos removal

Asbestos has been found on the Hobsons Road site previously and we anticipate more asbestos may be found during these works. The site will be monitored during works, and any asbestos found will be removed by independent occupational hygienists, in accordance with WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code 2008 for Removing Asbestos in Workplaces. Removal of asbestos-containing material by licensed removalists does not post any safety risk to site staff or the public.

Traffic impacts

Traffic management will be in place on Hobsons Road to facilitate site deliveries which may result in short delays of up to five minutes.

For more information, see the November notification (PDF, 1.9 MB).

DateNotice
19 Feb 2019 Kensington out of hours notification, February to March 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
29 Jan 2019 Kensington Monthly Update February (PDF, 1.9 MB)
25 Jan 2019 Over-height vehicle detour, Kensington, 30 Jan- 8 Feb 2019 (PDF, 361.7 KB)
17 Jan 2019 Kensington pump test January 2018 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
10 Jan 2019 Kensington Construction Update January (PDF, 485.4 KB)
08 Jan 2019 Childers Street closure, Kensington, January 2019 (PDF, 485.4 KB)
27 Dec 2018 Childers St closure January 2019 Kensington (PDF, 190.3 KB)
13 Dec 2018 Kensington construction update, December 2018 (PDF, 362.5 KB)
03 Dec 2018 Kensington construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
02 Nov 2018 Kensington construction update, November 2018 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
29 Oct 2018 Kensington soil management fact sheet, October 2018 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
25 Oct 2018 Kensington construction update, October to November 2018 (PDF, 270.8 KB)
02 Oct 2018 Kensington construction update, October 2018 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
07 Sep 2018 Kensington construction update, September 2018 (PDF, 2.6 MB)
24 Aug 2018 Lloyd St temporary realignment, Kensington, August to September 2018 (PDF, 713.8 KB)
18 Aug 2018 Kensington construction update, August 2018 (PDF, 183.9 KB)
10 Aug 2018 Hobsons Rd site clearing, Kensington, August - September 2018 (PDF, 290.4 KB)
30 Jul 2018 Kensington construction update, August 2018 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
12 Jul 2018 HV Tower relocation update, Kensington, 16-22 July 2018 (PDF, 531.5 KB)
02 Jul 2018 HV Tower construction update, Kensington, July 2018 (PDF, 561.6 KB)
27 Jun 2018 Traffic and transport changes, Kensington - from July 2018 (PDF, 992.9 KB)
27 Jun 2018 Construction update, Kensington, July 2018 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
31 May 2018 Kensington construction, June 2018 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
01 May 2018 HV Tower construction update, May 2018 (PDF, 946.2 KB)
05 Apr 2018 HV Tower construction update, Kensington, April 2018 (PDF, 754.8 KB)
16 Feb 2018 HV Tower Construction Mid-Feb until Late March 18 (PDF, 699.2 KB)
18 Jan 2018 Childers Street and Hobsons Road, Kensington high voltage tower construction update, 17 January – late-March 2018 (PDF, 3.5 MB)
27 Oct 2017 Hobsons Road and Childers Street, Kensington high voltage tower construction update, October – early December 2017 (PDF, 3.3 MB)