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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.

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TimingWhere What's happening

Ongoing

From North Melbourne towards Kensington

The project's first TBM is now tunnelling from the site of the new North Melbourne Station towards Kensington. The second TBM has also commenced tunnelling from the same site.

On average the TBMs will move around 10 metres every 24 hours.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing until early 2020.

Properties located near tunnelling will be contacted with further information prior to the TBM approaching their area.

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).

December 2019

Childers Street

TBM retrieval shaft works using cranes and trucks to remove the excavated material will occur until late January 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 6pm, Saturdays
  • 9am to 7pm, Sundays
  • Ongoing until 20 December 2019 and 13 January to late January 2020.

The shaft's concrete base is now complete. Works to construct the internal walls have commenced. Struts will be progressively removed as the internal walls are constructed. Out of hours works will include steel fixing and installation of form work.

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Diaphragm-wall construction works will continue at Childers Street (adjacent to Bill Vanina Pavilion) until January 2020

These works will occur:

  • 6am to 2am, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 2am, Saturdays
  • Ongoing until 20 December 2019 and 13 to 18 January 2020.

Undertaking earthworks, including excavation of materials, placement of new materials and use of a vibrating roller to provide new access ramps into the worksite.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise and medium to high levels of vibration associated with the use of the vibrating roller.

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).


D-wall break back and capping beam works will occur after Stage 1 D-walls are complete, from late October to mid-2020.

These works will occur:

  • During normal construction hours.

These works will be undertaken in stages, with activity undertaken in approximately three-week blocks once sections of D-walls are installed.

These works are expected to generate high levels of noise.

For further details, see the October works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Approach structure construction, steel installation and concrete works will occur at Childers Street from mid-December until early 2020.

These works will occur:

  • During normal construction hours.

Earthworks including excavation of materials, placement of new materials and use of a vibrating roller will be undertaken. These works are expected to generate medium level noise and medium to high levels of vibration associated with the use of the vibrating roller.

These works are expected to generate medium level noise.

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Service investigations and installation of monitoring equipment will occur at Childers Street in early December 2019.

These works will involve non-destructive digging (NDD) to help locate underground services along Childers Street and adjacent to the South Kensington station entrance.

These works are expected to generate periods of high level noise during NDD and saw cutting activities.

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Installation of pressure relief boreholes will occur at Childers Street during January 2020.

These works will occur:

  • Normal construction hours, Monday 6 to Saturday 11 January 2020.

These works are expected to generate periods of medium level noise while drilling takes place.

These works can only be completed while D-wall works are not taking place and are scheduled during normal working hours to minimise the need for out of hours works.

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Ongoing until early 2020

Lloyd Street

Tunnel cross passage reinstatement works are occuring at Lloyd Street until early 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours until early 2020

Lloyd Street will remain in its current temporary alignment until after the TBMs have passed underneath the area. This will allow for on-site monitoring of the Lloyd Street bridge during tunnelling.

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

For further details, see the December to January works notification (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Tunnel cross passage ground improvements works will occur at Lloyd Street and McLennan Drive on an ongoing basis until late-2019.

This work is not expected to be audible from residential properties.

For further details, see the September works notification (PDF, 3.0 MB).

DateNotice
03 Dec 2019 Kensington construction update, December 2019 to January 2020.pdf (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 (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 (PDF, 2.8 MB)
02 Sep 2019 Kensington construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
26 Aug 2019 Kensington construction update, August 2019.PDF (PDF, 1.2 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)
09 Jul 2019 Kensington construction update, July 2019.pdf (PDF, 822.6 KB)
27 Jun 2019 Kensington, road closures, July 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
31 May 2019 Kensington construction update, June 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
14 May 2019 Kensington construction update supplement, May 2019 (PDF, 183.3 KB)
26 Apr 2019 Kensington construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 409.3 KB)
29 Mar 2019 Kensington construction update, April 2019 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
26 Feb 2019 Kensington construction update, March 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
19 Feb 2019 Kensington out of hours works, February to March 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
29 Jan 2019 Kensington construction update, February 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
25 Jan 2019 Kensington over-height vehicle detour, January to February 2019 (PDF, 361.7 KB)
17 Jan 2019 Kensington pump test, January 2019 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
10 Jan 2019 Kensington construction update, January 2019 (PDF, 485.4 KB)
27 Dec 2018 Kensington, Childers Street closure, January 2019 (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)
25 Oct 2018 Kensington construction update, October to November 2018 (PDF, 270.8 KB)