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Arden precinct work notifications

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Work is now underway to support construction of Arden Station.

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TimingWhere What is happening?

Ongoing until early 2021

Arden Station site to Kensington

Works to construct the four cross passages in the completed section of tunnel between the Arden Station site and western tunnel entrance at Kensington is ongoing.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7 works will sometimes be required.

These works are not expected to be audible at surface level.

For further details, see the July to August construction update (PDF, 679.3 KB).

Ongoing

Arden Station site

Ongoing site maintenance activities will be occurring including modifications to laydown areas and existing gates and hoarding on Laurens and Arden streets.

These works will occur:

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

For further details, see the July to August construction update (PDF, 679.3 KB).

Ongoing until late 2020

North Melbourne to Parkville

The project’s second TBM, Meg, commenced tunnelling towards Parkville in June. Both TBMs are now tunnelling from the Arden Station site towards the Parkville Station site. To support tunnelling, the operation of the slurry and water treatment plants and transportation of excavated material will occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7 works will be required.

Properties located near tunnelling works will be contacted with further information before tunnelling occurs in their area.

For further details, see the July to August construction update (PDF, 679.3 KB).

Ongoing

Arden Station site

Station box construction will continue in July with the removal of steel struts from within the station box and constructing the internal walls, concourse level and station roof.

These works will occur:

  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours.
  • Concrete pouring activities may commence before 7am and extend beyond 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

For further details, see the July to August construction update (PDF, 679.3 KB).

Ongoing until mid-2020

Laurens, Barwise and Queensberry streets

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

These works will occur:

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

These activities are expected to generate periods of medium to loud noise.

These works may include intermittent impacts to traffic, footpaths and on-street parking.

For further details, see the July to August construction update (PDF, 679.3 KB).

Ongoing until July 2020

North Melbourne

North Melbourne substations site establishment and construction will continue in July. These works include service investigations and site establishment activities including installation of site fencing and hoarding, and delivery of worker amenities, plant and equipment. Piling is expected to commence in late July and will continue until the end of August.

These works will occur:

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

A piling rig will be delivered to site in late July. The delivery will occur at night, subject to permit conditions.

For further details, see the July to August construction update (PDF, 679.3 KB).