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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

August 2019

Childers Street

Out of hours works will take place installing oversized equipment and receiving deliveries during August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 12am to 7am, Monday 5 to Monday 19 August.
  • Up to six nights of deliveries are scheduled.

Traffic management will be in place to assist with deliveries and truck movements into the Childers Street worksite.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 192.3 KB).


Diaphragm wall (D-wall) preparation will take place during August to late 2019.

These works will occur:

  • Tuesday 6 August to Monday 19 August.
  • 7am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 192.3 KB).


Bentonite plant operation will occur within the Hobsons Road site compound from mid-August to late 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7 from mid-August to late 2019.

These works are expected to generate low levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 192.3 KB).


D-wall construction evening works will occur throughout August to late 2019.

These works will occur:

  • Stage one: 7am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday, 19 August to September 2019.
  • Stage two: 7am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday, October to late 2019.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 192.3 KB).

Ongoing

Childers Street

Guide walls will be installed prior to installing diaphragm-walls.

These works will occur:

  • Ongoing to late August 2019.

These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise and vibration.

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 822.6 KB).


Diaphragm-wall construction will take place from August 2019 to mid-2020.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise, with occasional periods of high-level noise.

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 822.6 KB).


An excavator will be used to remove the piling pad ahead of TBM retrieval shaft excavation commencing in August.

These works will occur:

  • From early July until early August 2019.

These works are expected to generate intermittent periods of medium to high noise.

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 822.6 KB).


Steel installation and concreting works will be undertaken to stabilise the rail corridor embankment area.

These works will occur:

  • June to mid-2019.

These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise as well as low levels of vibration.

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


Bored piling works for the tunnel boring machine (TBM) retrieval shaft adjacent to South Kensington station will continue throughout April.

These works will occur:

  • April to mid-July.

These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise.

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

Ongoing-mid 2019

Hobsons and Kensington roads

Works to install a temporary scaffold structure from the Hobsons Road site to the Childers Street site will continue until mid-2019.

These works will occur:

  • Ongoing to mid-2019.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise and medium to high levels of vibration.

For further details, see the May works notification (PDF, 409.3 KB).


Installing a temporary bentonite facility, including pipes and storage tanks which will pump bentonite clay from the Hobsons Road site to the Childers Street site.

These works will occur:

  • April to mid-2019.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise and medium to high levels of vibration.

For further details, see the April works notification (PDF, 1.4 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

Works to install temporary access scaffolding next to the temporary gantry across Kensington Road will occur until August 2019.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise, and medium to high levels of vibration.

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 822.6 KB).


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.

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).