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

This page outlines a snapshot of works happening in the area, details of impacts and working hours, and downloads of notifications sent to nearby residents and businesses. Sign up for enews to receive notifications to your inbox.

For works around the northern end of Swanston Street, see the State Library precinct page.

Construction snapshot for October - November 2021

Construction is continuing within the Parkville Precinct during October and November 2021 and will include:

  • Station construction at the Grattan Street east site
  • Construction of the chiller plant and eastern and western tunnel ventilation shafts (TVS), including works within University Square Car Park
  • Grattan Street west station entrance construction
  • Construction of the Royal Parade underpass
  • Gantry crane removal.

Some works outlined in this construction update extend beyond November 2021 to provide a longer term lookahead.

Work details

Type, location and timingDetailsHours

Station construction activities

Grattan Street east

Ongoing

  • During October, the hoarding in the northwest corner of site will be extended around two metres to the north until mid-December to enable escalator footing construction. Ramps will be constructed to maintain pedestrian access via a shared section of road. Signage and traffic control will be in place as required around the work area
  • Construction of architectural elements, platforms, internal walls, columns, station levels and roof
  • Installation of services and facilities
  • Works will include steel fixing, installation of formwork and waterproofing membrane, concrete pours, steel structure erection and daily deliveries of plant and material
  • Installation of precast concrete over-track exhaust (OTE) units using telehandlers and hand tools
  • Roof slab construction will also involve the removal of the temporary deck, strut removal (where applicable) and backfilling for site access
  • Staged pile removal to connect station areas to the station box. This may be completed at night
  • The capping beam that connects the top of the piles that form the perimeter of the station box will be removed in stages from late November. Further information will be provided in advance of works occurring
  • Concrete pours may be undertaken 24 hours a day, Monday to Saturday. This includes the arrival of concrete trucks to site
  • Pile removal may generate periods of medium to high-level noise. Other activities are expected to generate low to medium-level noise.

24 hour works

Eastern tunnel ventilation shaft (TVS) and goods lift construction

Grattan Street east, University Square Car Park

Ongoing

  • Construction activities include steel fixing, installation of formwork, waterproofing membrane and carbon fibre strengthening material, and pouring concrete within the station box and University Square Car Park
  • Works within the University Square Car Park will involve modification of part of the car park structure on level B1 and construction of the TVS in the northeast corner of the car park
  • Works in the University Square Car Park require the occupation of parking spaces in the northeast corner of the car park
  • Access to the University Square Car Park lifts, entrances and emergency exits will be maintained at all times. Some works within the University Square Car Park may be completed at night to minimise impact to car park users
  • Service relocations and excavation for the goods lift will commence in late 2021
  • Car park structure modification may generate periods of medium to high-level noise. Other activities are expected to generate low to medium-level noise.

Normal construction hours

Western TVS and chiller plant construction

Grattan Street east

Ongoing

  • Construction activities within the Grattan Street east site include excavation and structure works involving steel fixing, installation of formwork, waterproofing membrane and carbon fibre strengthening material, and concrete pours
  • Works to install carbon fibre strengthening material within the northwest corner of level B1 in University Square Car Park will involve the temporary occupation of parking spaces
  • Access to the University Square Car Park lifts, entrances and emergency exits will be maintained at all times. Some works within the University Square Car Park may be completed at night to minimise impact to car park users
  • These works are expected to generate periods of medium to high-level noise, depending on the activity.

Normal construction hours

Royal Parade pedestrian underpass construction

Grattan Street east

Ongoing

  • The Royal Parade pedestrian underpass will provide the underground connection from the western station entrances on Grattan Street to the new Parkville Station
  • Preparatory works are ongoing and involve mobilisation of plant and equipment including a roadheader. Some oversized deliveries will occur at night and will involve the overnight closure of the southbound service lane on Royal Parade, adjacent to the Grattan Street east site, and brief holds of traffic while large trucks enter site via the Royal Parade gates and equipment is unloaded
  • From October, construction will involve installing rows of canopy tubes using a drill rig and grout, and excavating beneath them with a roadheader
  • Works will occur from within the station box, at the western end near Royal Parade, and progress towards the Grattan Street west station entrance site
  • Construction of the underpass is expected to generate low levels of noise
  • Intermittent service proving, including non-destructive digging (NDD), may be required on Royal Parade. This may generate periods of medium to high-level noise.

24 hour works

Gantry crane removal

Grattan Street east

From mid-October 2021

  • From mid-October, the eastern and middle gantry cranes will be dismantled and removed from site. The west gantry crane will be removed in early 2022
  • Works will involve the use of large mobile cranes and hand tools (including rattle guns) to dismantle crane elements and lower them to ground level and onto trucks. Some works, including removal of oversized loads, will occur at night
  • Once the cranes have been removed, sections of gantry crane rail will be removed from late November 2021. Further information will be provided in advance of works occurring
  • Gantry crane removal works are expected to generate low to medium-level noise.

24 hour works

Site operation activities

Grattan Street east and City Ford

Ongoing

  • Gantry cranes will be used to deliver and remove material, plant and equipment to and from the station box
  • During operation, the gantry cranes will move along the site on rails at a speed of around 1.8 km/h and make a noise similar to the reversing squawkers on trucks for safety reasons
  • Trucks may use the Royal Parade, Berkeley and Barry streets, Royal Parade and eastern entrances to enter and exit the site depending on the work activity
  • At times, trucks will need to reverse into and within the site. All trucks will be fitted with broadband reversing squawkers
  • Ongoing deliveries of plant and material. Some equipment will be delivered out of hours to comply with VicRoads requirements for oversize vehicles.

24 hour works

Station entrance construction

Grattan Street west (between Royal Parade and Flemington Road)

Ongoing until late 2022

  • Excavation to base slab level is ongoing. Once excavation is complete, permanent structure works will continue This includes steel fixing, installing formwork and waterproofing membrane, and pouring concrete
  • Access for emergency services, hospitals and businesses, including to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre loading bays and pick up/drop off on Elizabeth Street, will be maintained.

24 hour works

Hours of work

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Normal construction hours

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

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Out of hours

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

24 hours

24 hours

24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

Traffic impact

See our disruption section for transport changes in Parkville.

Download notifications

DateNotice
04 Oct 2021 Parkville, construction update, October to November 2021 (PDF, 612.4 KB)
04 Aug 2021 Parkville, construction update, August to September 2021 (PDF, 748.6 KB)
01 Jun 2021 Parkville, construction update, June to July 2021 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
12 Apr 2021 Parkville monthly construction update April to May 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
29 Mar 2021 Parkville, Tunnel ventilation shaft and chiller plant construction works notification, April 2021 (PDF, 322.1 KB)
01 Mar 2021 Parkville, Grattan Street west station entrance construction work notification, March 2021 to late 2022 (PDF, 356.6 KB)
13 Feb 2021 Parkville Monthly Construction Update February (PDF, 1.1 MB)
25 Jan 2021 Parkville, station entrance construction preparatory works notification, February to March 2021 (PDF, 312.8 KB)
19 Jan 2021 Parkville, goods lift and tunnel ventilation shaft works notification, January 2021 to 2022 (PDF, 251.6 KB)
19 Jan 2021 Parkville, service works notification, January 2021 (PDF, 308.1 KB)
07 Dec 2020 Parkville construction update, December 2020 to January 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
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)