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Arden precinct work notifications

Work is now underway to support construction of Arden Station.

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TimingWhere What is happening?


Laurens, Barwise and Queensberry Streets

Service investigations will be undertaken in Laurens, Barwise and Queensberry streets.

These works will occur:

  • Ongoing until early 2020.

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

For further details, see the February to March construction update (PDF, 733.6 KB).


From North Melbourne towards Kensington

The project’s first two TBMs have commenced tunnelling from the site of Arden Station towards Kensington.

Tunnelling and the operation of associated support services, including the slurry treatment plant, grout pumps and segment facility, will occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, on an ongoing basis until early 2020.

For further details, see the December 2019 to January 2020 construction update (PDF, 172.7 KB).

Until late-May 2020

Lothian Street

Jet grouting works to improve the condition of the ground are now underway and expected to continue for up to six months.

Lothian Street will be returned to its original condition, including reinstating the centre medians and replanting trees, when works are complete in May 2020.

These works will occur:

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

Traffic and pedestrian detours will be in place. Pedestrian access around the work site will be maintained at all times with signage and traffic controllers on site.

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 438.8 KB).


Arden work site

Ongoing site development activities including construction storage, laydown areas and modifications to existing gates and hoarding on Laurens and Arden streets.

These works will involve the intermittent closure of Laurens Street down to one lane, with traffic flow maintained in both directions.

For further details, see the October to November works notification (PDF, 671.3 KB).