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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 is happening

Ongoing until early 2021

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

Excavation and associated works will be completed within the site perimeter. Following excavation, roof slab construction works will commence, and involve steel fixing, formwork and concrete pours. During construction, trucks will access the site 10 to 20 times a day.

These works will occur:

  • Working hours are 6pm to 7am, Monday to Friday and 24 hours on weekends.
  • Associated works, including deliveries and concrete pours, 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 and transport changes associated with these works. Access to hospitals, including for emergency services, and businesses will be maintained at all times.

All works being undertaken will be in line with the Environmental Performance Requirements (EPRs).

For further details, see:

Ongoing

Grattan Street East site

Excavation, strut installation and associated activities to construct the Royal Parade station entrance and future retail area will continue in August and September. Excavation, strut installation and associated activities will commence in the north-east emergency exit area from September.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays
  • 24 hour works are sometimes required during peak construction activities.

These works are expected to generate intermittent periods of medium to high level noise depending on the activity.

For further details, see the August to September construction update (PDF, 662.5 KB).


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.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing.
  • 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.

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

For further details, see the August to September construction update (PDF, 662.5 KB).


At Grattan Street east and City Ford, site operation activities such as delivering and removing material, plant and equipment from the station box and loading of trucks will occur at the Grattan Street east site on an ongoing basis.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, ongoing.

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

For further details, see the August to September construction update (PDF, 662.5 KB).


From early September, Works will involve 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

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

For further details, see the August to September construction update (PDF, 662.5 KB).

Ongoing

From 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. Tunnelling will continue throughout 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, ongoing

During tunnelling, the project team will undertake survey and monitoring activities at ground level along the tunnel alignment.

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

For further details, see the August to September construction update (PDF, 662.5 KB).