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Parkville precinct work notifications

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Work is now underway in the Parkville Precinct to support construction of a new underground station.

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TimingWhere What's happening

From early November to late December 2020

Parkville

To construct two station entrances outside the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, underground service relocations and associated works need to be completed.

These works will occur:

Service relocations and station entrance construction

  • 24 hours, ongoing

Tree removal

  • 7am to 6pm, Saturday, late November.

From Thursday 5 November until late December, the Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade northbound service lane will close to general traffic and cyclists between Haymarket Roundabout and just north of The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Vehicles and cyclists travelling northbound along Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade from Haymarket Roundabout will be directed into the Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade northbound centre lane.

For approximately two weeks the closure will extend north towards The Royal Melbourne Hospital car park entrance. Vehicle access to the car park will be maintained from the Royal Parade northbound centre lane. Further information, including timing, will be provided.

Temporary fencing, signage and traffic controllers will be in place around the work sites.

For further details, please see the Elizabeth-Street/Royal parade service lane closure (PDF, 890.7 KB).

Ongoing

From the Parkville Station site to the State Library Station site

Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) Joan and Meg have been transferred through the Parkville Station site and are now tunnelling towards the State Library Station site. During tunnelling, the project team will undertake survey and monitoring activities at ground level along the tunnel alignment.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing.

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

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Ongoing until early 2021

Grattan Street west (between Flemington Road and Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade) and on Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade

Roof slab construction and associated works are expected to be completed by late October. Pile top removal, backfill and associated works will commence in mid-October, followed by road reinstatement and associated work.

In mid-November, three trees on the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade will be removed. Temporary work sites will be set up on the Grattan Street and Royal Parade footpaths during these works.

These works will occur:

  • 6pm to 7am, Monday to Friday, and 24 hours on weekends
  • Associated works will be carried out between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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

There will be traffic, transport and pedestrian gantry changes associated with these works. Access to hospitals, including for emergency services, and businesses will be maintained at all times.

For further details, see:

From early November until January 2021

Royal Parade northbound service lane, between Grattan Street and adjacent to The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Underground service works will commence from early November on the roadside of the Royal Parade northbound service lane, adjacent to The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

There will be closures to the Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade northbound service lane for general traffic and cyclists.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing.

There will be traffic and transport changes associated with these works. Access to hospitals, including for emergency services, and businesses will be maintained at all times.

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Ongoing

Grattan Street east site

Excavation, strut installation and associated activities are ongoing to construct the Royal Parade station entrance and the future retail area. Works will commence in the north-east emergency exit area from late October.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing.

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

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Works to construct the internal walls, columns and station levels is underway. This involves concrete pours, steel fixing, steel structure erection and daily deliveries of steel, concrete and formwork.

Intermittent sections of piles will also be removed to facilitate the connection of station areas into the station box; these works are expected from November.

These works will occur:

  • 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
  • 24-hour works will sometimes be required during peak construction activities.

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

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).


From November to December, service relocations and associated works are required to facilitate future construction activities at the eastern end of the Grattan Street east site, adjacent to Leicester Street. Site fencing and pedestrian diversions in this area will be modified to enable construction activities to occur safely.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise, depending on the activity.

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).


At Grattan Street east and City Ford, gantry cranes are being used to deliver and remove material, plant and equipment to and from the station box. Trucks will wait at the City Ford site, enter via Berkeley Street and exit via Barry Street. At times, trucks may use the Royal Parade, Berkeley and Barry streets, and eastern entrances to enter and exit the site.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing
  • Some equipment will be delivered out of hours to comply with VicRoads requirements for oversized vehicles.

All trucks will be fitted with broadband reversing squawkers for safety reasons. During operation, the gantry cranes will make a noise similar to the reversing squawkers.

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Works are continuing on the installation and removal of two launch frames at the eastern end of the Parkville Station box. The frames will be used to launch the TBMs from the Parkville Station site towards the State Library Station site.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing

Some plant and equipment will be delivered out of hours to comply with VicRoads requirements for oversize vehicles.

For further details, see the October to November construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).

DateNotice
28 Oct 2020 Parkville, Elizabeth Street:Royal Parade service lane closure, November to December 2020 (PDF, 890.7 KB)
13 Oct 2020 Parkville construction update, October to November 2020.pdf (PDF, 1.2 MB)
31 Aug 2020 Parkville, tunnelling support works notification, September to November 2020 (PDF, 235.5 KB)
06 Aug 2020 Parkville construction update, August to September 2020 (PDF, 662.5 KB)
29 Jul 2020 Parkville, ground investigations works notification, August 2020 (PDF, 425.0 KB)
11 Jun 2020 Parkville construction update, June to July 2020 (PDF, 802.0 KB)
27 May 2020 Parkville, Grattan Street West station entrance construction notification, May 2020 (PDF, 627.9 KB)
03 Apr 2020 Parkville construction update, April to May 2020 (PDF, 611.5 KB)
05 Feb 2020 Parkville construction update February to March 2020 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
04 Feb 2020 Parkville Grattan Street west service relocations, February 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
06 Dec 2019 Parkville construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 1003.7 KB)
04 Oct 2019 Parkville construction update, October to November 2019 (PDF, 863.2 KB)
02 Aug 2019 Parkville construction update, August to September 2019 (PDF, 3.8 MB)
31 May 2019 Parkville construction update, June to July 2019 (PDF, 982.9 KB)
04 Apr 2019 Parkville construction update, April to May 2019 (PDF, 898.3 KB)
15 Jan 2019 Parkville construction update, January 2019 (PDF, 573.8 KB)
14 Dec 2018 Parkville construction update, December to January 2019 (PDF, 638.6 KB)
13 Nov 2018 Parkville construction update, November 2018 (PDF, 994.2 KB)
08 Jun 2018 Parkville construction update June and July, June 2018 (PDF, 1.2 MB)