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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 mid 2021

North Melbourne

Service investigations using NDD trucks to locate underground services will be required intermittently as construction progresses.

These works will occur:

North Melbourne electrical substation

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

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 2.4 MB). 

Ongoing

Arden Station site

Station box works are ongoing and involve removing steel struts from within the station box and constructing the internal walls and station roof using cranes, concrete trucks and pumps.

These works will occur:

Station box construction

  • 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. This may include the early arrival of concrete trucks to site and operation of the concrete batching plant

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 2.4 MB).

Ongoing until mid 2021

North Melbourne to Parkville

The cross passage construction will involve installing work platforms and steel bracing frames inside the completed sections of tunnel.

These works will occur:

Cross passage construction

  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 2.4 MB).

Ongoing until mid 2021

Arden station site

The Arden Station site will provide TBM and tunnelling support for the duration of tunnelling to the CBD.

These works will occur:

Tunnelling support

  • 24/7, ongoing
  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 2.4 MB)

October to late-2020

Arden Street, between Laurens Street and Munster Terrace, North Melbourne

Service investigations will take place on Arden Street and involves saw cutting the road and footpath surface, using non-destructive digging (NDD) trucks to locate underground services and then reinstating the road and footpath surface and line marking.

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.

For further details, see the Service Investigations work notification (PDF, 255.2 KB).

October 2020

Arden Street, North Melbourne

Service investigations will take place in the westbound lane, between the Arden Street bridge and Upfield line rail crossing (underneath the CityLink bridge). This involves saw cutting the road surface, using non-destructive digging (NDD) trucks to locate underground services and then reinstating the road surface.

These works will occur:

  • 8pm to 5am, from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 October 2020.

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

For further details, see the Service Investigations work notification (PDF, 614.7 KB).

Ongoing until mid 2021

Arden Station site to Parkville

Works to construct the cross passages in the completed section of tunnel between Arden Station and Parkville is ongoing.

Works involve installing work platforms and bracing inside the completed section of tunnel, cutting through the tunnel walls using a wall saw and using a small excavator to mine between the tunnels.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday
  • Some weekend work may be required.

For further details, see the September to October construction update (PDF, 471.0 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 November construction update (PDF, 2.4 MB).

Ongoing

Arden Station site

Station box construction is ongoing and involves removing steel struts, constructing the internal walls, concourse level and station roof using cranes, concrete trucks and pumps.

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 September to October construction update (PDF, 471.0 KB).

Ongoing until late 2020

Arden, Laurens, Barwise and Queensberry streets

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

These works will occur:

  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours.

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

For further details, please see the November construction update (PDF, 2.4 MB).

Ongoing until mid-2021

North Melbourne

Construction of the North Melbourne substation is ongoing and involves constructing underground cable pits located beneath the substation’s foundation slab.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays
  • Some works are required to take place out of normal construction hours. Advance notice will be provided to stakeholders.

For further details, see the North Melbourne substation page, or the September to October construction update (PDF, 471.0 KB).

DateNotice
04 Nov 2020 Arden construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
19 Oct 2020 North Melbourne, Arden Street service investigations (underneath the CityLink bridge), October 2020 (PDF, 614.7 KB)
06 Oct 2020 North Melbourne, Arden Street service investigations, October to late 2020 (PDF, 255.2 KB)
18 Sep 2020 North Melbourne, Lothian Street, centre median irrigation testing, September 2020 (PDF, 227.2 KB)
04 Sep 2020 Arden construction update, September to October 2020 (PDF, 471.0 KB)
06 Jul 2020 Arden construction update, July to August 2020 (PDF, 679.3 KB)
01 Jun 2020 Arden construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 679.6 KB)
30 Apr 2020 Arden construction update, May 2020.pdf (PDF, 720.1 KB)
03 Apr 2020 Arden construction update, April 2020 (PDF, 678.6 KB)
30 Jan 2020 Arden construction update, February to March 2020 (PDF, 733.6 KB)
15 Jan 2020 North Melbourne substation works notification, January to February 2020 (PDF, 172.7 KB)
03 Dec 2019 North Melbourne construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
18 Nov 2019 North Melbourne, Lothian Street ground improvement works, November 2019 (PDF, 438.8 KB)
04 Oct 2019 North Melbourne construction update, October to November 2019 (PDF, 671.3 KB)
05 Sep 2019 North Melbourne, Lothian Street ground improvement works, September 2019 (PDF, 441.1 KB)
12 Aug 2019 North Melbourne construction update, August to September 2019 (PDF, 912.5 KB)
08 Jul 2019 North Melbourne service investigations, July 2019 (PDF, 615.8 KB)
06 Jun 2019 North Melbourne construction update, June 2019 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
27 Dec 2018 North Melbourne construction update, January 2019 (PDF, 888.5 KB)
22 Nov 2018 North Melbourne construction update, November to December 2018 (PDF, 1.9 MB)