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Work is underway in South Yarra to build the Metro Tunnel's eastern entrance.

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.

Construction snapshot for October

In October, works within the South Yarra precinct will include:

  • installing underground services, lighting, pavement and fencing
  • installing boundary fences and asphalting works within the Communications Equipment Rooms and Signalling Equipment Room (CER/SER) site
  • track foundation works
  • rail tunnel fit-out
  • constructing the tunnel cross passages
  • constructing the egress building
  • undertaking one weekend of 24-hour rail works between South Yarra and Caulfield stations
  • constructing the substation retaining and structural walls, roof and fences in the Siding Reserve.

Work details

Type, location and timingDetailsHours

Underground services, lighting, pavement and fencing works

South Yarra Siding Reserve, Lovers Walk, the Williams Street pocket park, Williams, Arthur and Chambers streets

Ongoing to late-2021

  • Works will include installing pavement, fencing, architectural screens, line-marking, bollards, asphalting the footpath and landscaping works
  • These works will involve the use of excavators, asphalt equipment, compaction equipment and crews with hand tools
  • Additional truck movements will be required to deliver materials to site
  • Works are expected to generate medium levels of noise with some high-level peaks.

Normal construction hours

CER/SER underground services, drainage, asphalting and fencing works

William and Chambers streets

Ongoing to late-2021

  • These works include asphalting, connecting drainage, installing CCTV, underground services for the CER/SER buildings and fencing along Lovers Walk
  • Works will require the use of excavators, compaction equipment, spoil and concrete trucks and crews with hand tools
  • Works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration with some high-level peaks.

Normal construction hours

Track foundations works

William Street Bridge and Osborne Street

Ongoing

  • Work continues pouring the concrete invert in the tunnels and decline structure, which will form the foundation for the future tracks
  • The track foundations will be completed in sections, as the crews progress further down the tunnels and down the decline structure
  • For the track foundation work in the tunnel, concrete trucks will deliver concrete to site via Osborne Street to be fed to crews working in the retrieval shaft below
  • Work on track foundations will continue 24/7 within the tunnels
  • Some surface works and deliveries may be required up until 10pm
  • Surface works will include the delivery of concrete and equipment to site and moving these deliveries with a forklift. This work is expected to generate low levels of noise
  • As part of track foundation works, the temporary slabs at the base of the retrieval shaft must be broken out
  • This break out will be done with an excavator with a hammer and will generate periods of high-level noise. Breakout will be during normal construction hours
  • For the track foundations in the decline structure, a concrete pump will be set up on William Street bridge to feed concrete down to crews below
  • Concrete deliveries for the decline structure track foundations will be via Toorak Road and William Street
  • These concrete pours will mostly be completed during normal work hours. However, to ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal work hours.

24 hours

Rail tunnel fit-out

Osborne Street

Ongoing

  • Works continue in October on the rail tunnel fit-out
  • Permanent brackets, equipment and other materials will be delivered via Osborne Street site during normal construction hours
  • Deliveries will be lifted down into the retrieval shaft, for installation to commence within the tunnel
  • Rail tunnel fit-out works will continue 24/7 within the tunnels and decline structure.

24 hours

Cross passage construction works

Osborne Street

Ongoing until late-October

  • Cross passage construction works continue 24/7 from within the retrieval shaft and in the tunnels
  • There are six cross passages between Anzac Station and the Eastern Portal
  • All six cross passages are now fully constructed, with finishing works underway, grouting and the removal of support beams
  • While cross passage construction is occurring within the tunnels, support work will be ongoing from the Osborne Street site
  • In early October some wire cutting will be occurring on night shifts within the retrieval shaft. This will generate low levels of noise
  • The gantry crane over the retrieval shaft will be used consistently during the construction of the cross passages to move equipment around, below surface level.

24 hours

Egress building construction

Osborne Street

Ongoing

  • Works continue on building out the retrieval shaft as part of the first stages of the egress building construction
  • This month of works will include structures work within the shaft including stub tunnel and lining walls construction
  • Wall construction will occur around the perimeter of the retrieval shaft, as well as some in the centre of the void
  • Wall construction includes the installation of falsework support, steel fixing and concrete pours. These works will generate low to medium levels of noise
  • Concrete pours for structure works will mostly be completed during normal work hours, however, to ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal work hours.

Normal construction hours

24-hour rail works

Rail corridor between South Yarra and Caulfield stations

8pm Friday 22 October to 3am Monday 25 October

  • 24-hour rail works within the Frankston/ Dandenong rail corridor between South Yarra and Caulfield stations will take place over one weekend in October
  • Works within the eastern portal will include installing rail assets, overhead gantry foundations, signalling cables and cable conduits to house rail services. These works will involve hi-rail non-destructive digging (NDD) trucks, a tamping machine to align and level ballast under the rail tracks, hi-rail excavators, concrete pumps and crews with hand tools
  • Works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise. Where possible, higher impact works will be scheduled to take place during the day
  • Generator-powered lighting towers will be required while we complete these works. Where possible, lights will be positioned to face away from residential properties and noise reduction mats will be placed around generators
  • Due to other project works also taking place in the rail corridor, buses will be replacing trains on the Frankston/Dandenong lines from Friday 22 October to Monday 25 October.

24 hours

South Yarra substation works

Rataining and structural walls and roof works

South Yarra Siding Reserve

Ongoing

  • The pre-cast panels for the retaining wall will be delivered to site, where a crane will be used to lift the panels into place
  • Works will involve the use of excavators, cranes, concrete trucks and crews with hand tools
  • Additional truck movements will be required to deliver concrete and steel reinforcement cages into site. To ensure their structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may occasionally continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration, with some high- level noise peaks.

Normal construction hours

South Yarra substation works

Underground service, drainage excavation and backfilling works

South Yarra Siding Reserve

Ongoing to late-2021

  • Works to install drainage, underground services, excavate and backfill areas of the site will continue throughout October
  • Works will involve trenching into the ground and laying conduits that will house future services
  • Non-destructive digging (NDD) is required to locate and safely expose any existing underground services
  • Works will require the use of excavators, drills, compaction equipment, elevated works platforms and crews with hand tools
  • Works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise, with medium levels of vibration while compaction works are in progress.

Normal construction hours

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 impacts

See our disruption section for transport changes in South Yarra.

Download notifications

DateNotice
15 Oct 2021 South Yarra, relocatable equipment building installation, October 2021 (PDF, 145.9 KB)
15 Oct 2021 South Yarra, 24-hour rail works and temporary parking closure, October 2021 (PDF, 466.4 KB)
04 Oct 2021 South Yarra, construction update, October 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
03 Sep 2021 South Yarra, construction update, September 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
18 Aug 2021 Armadale, temporary parking removal on Osment Street, August 2021 (PDF, 167.4 KB)
18 Aug 2021 South Yarra, temporary parking removal on Wilson Street, August 2021 (PDF, 289.5 KB)
18 Aug 2021 South Yarra, temporary parking closure on Luxton Road, August 2021 (PDF, 464.6 KB)
18 Aug 2021 Toorak, temporary partial closure of Edward Street, August 2021 (PDF, 176.6 KB)
18 Aug 2021 Toorak, out of hours works and lane closure, August 2021 (PDF, 361.3 KB)
18 Aug 2021 South Yarra, out of hours works and lane closure, August 2021 (PDF, 132.9 KB)
18 Aug 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield Station, 24-hour rail corridor works, August 2021 (PDF, 744.5 KB)
18 Aug 2021 Armadale, temporary partial road closure, August 2021 (PDF, 52.6 KB)
02 Aug 2021 South Yarra, construction update, August 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
29 Jul 2021 South Yarra, out of hours street works and temporary parking removal, August 2021 (PDF, 174.4 KB)
29 Jul 2021 Caulfield, extended construction works schedule, August 2021 (PDF, 110.1 KB)
29 Jul 2021 South Yarra Siding Reserve, 24 hour rail corridor works, August 202 (PDF, 138.7 KB)
29 Jul 2021 Oban Place, out of hours works and temporary parking removal, August 2021 (PDF, 76.2 KB)
29 Jul 2021 Hopetoun Grove, out of hours works and temporary parking removal, August 2021 (PDF, 75.9 KB)
29 Jul 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield, 24 hour rail corridor works, August 2021 (PDF, 744.1 KB)
29 Jul 2021 Toorak, temporary partial closure of Edward Street, August 2021 (PDF, 172.5 KB)
16 Jul 2021 South Yarra, temporary parking removal, July 2021 (PDF, 53.4 KB)
02 Jul 2021 South Yarra, construction update, July 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
21 Jun 2021 South Yarra, landscaping works notification, June 2021 (PDF, 74.4 KB)
11 Jun 2021 South Yarra, extended construction works schedule, June 2021 (PDF, 72.0 KB)
09 Jun 2021 South Yarra, extended construction schedule, June 2021 (PDF, 71.6 KB)
09 Jun 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield, 24 hour rail corridor works, June 2021 (PDF, 748.4 KB)
03 Jun 2021 South Yarra, relocatable equipment building works notification, June 2021 (PDF, 54.0 KB)
02 Jun 2021 South Yarra, construction update, June 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
10 May 2021 Toorak Station, temporary partial road closure works notification, May 2021 (PDF, 142.6 KB)
07 May 2021 South Yarra, temporary single lane closure, May 2021 (PDF, 74.6 KB)
07 May 2021 South Yarra, relocatable equipment building works notification, May to June 2021 (PDF, 109.7 KB)
05 May 2021 South Yarra, temporary overnight road closure works notification, May 2021 (PDF, 86.6 KB)
03 May 2021 South Yarra, construction update, May 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
20 Apr 2021 South Yarra, out of hours works notification, April to May 2021 (PDF, 742.1 KB)
06 Apr 2021 South Yarra, construction update, April 2021 (PDF, 470.9 KB)
30 Mar 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield, Out of hours rail works, March-April, 2021 (PDF, 741.9 KB)
30 Mar 2021 South Yarra to Windsor, 24 hour rail works, March 2021 (PDF, 566.1 KB)
16 Mar 2021 South Yarra, Toorak Rd kerb repair works, March 2021 (PDF, 497.8 KB)
04 Mar 2021 South Yarra, construction update, March 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
18 Feb 2021 South Yarra, cross passage construction works notification, February 2021 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
04 Feb 2021 Greville Street, Prahran and Union Street, Windsor, 24/7 rail access works notification, February 2021 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
03 Feb 2021 South Yarra, construction update, February 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
01 Feb 2021 South Yarra, site establishment works notification, February to December 2021 (PDF, 624.7 KB)
01 Feb 2021 South Yarra, out of hours asbestos removal works notification, February 2021 (PDF, 3.2 MB)
19 Jan 2021 South Yarra, construction update, January 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
30 Nov 2020 South Yarra, construction update, December 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
30 Oct 2020 South Yarra, construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 369.5 KB)
26 Oct 2020 South Yarra, temporary partial closure of Arthur Street for drainage installation works notification, November to December 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
26 Oct 2020 South Yarra, overnight delivery works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 100.5 KB)
01 Oct 2020 South Yarra, construction update, October 2020 (PDF, 326.6 KB)
24 Sep 2020 South Yarra, temporary parking removal, September to October 2020 (PDF, 227.4 KB)
17 Sep 2020 South Yarra Siding Reserve, extended construction hours, September to October 2020 (PDF, 104.7 KB)
01 Sep 2020 South Yarra construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 402.9 KB)
01 Sep 2020 South Yarra, 24/7 tunnel boring machine retrieval works notification, Sept to Nov 2020 (PDF, 596.9 KB)
01 Sep 2020 Yarra Street, out of hours drainage works notification, September 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
17 Aug 2020 South Yarra, South Yarra to Hawksburn rail corridor works notification, August to September 2020 (PDF, 139.5 KB)
17 Aug 2020 South Yarra Siding Reserve extended construction hours, September 2020 (PDF, 126.8 KB)
10 Aug 2020 South Yarra Siding Reserve foundation works notification, August 2020 (PDF, 118.4 KB)
10 Aug 2020 Hawksburn to Caulfield 24/7 rail corridor works notification, August 2020 (PDF, 555.0 KB)
10 Aug 2020 South Yarra, Yarra Street out of hours drainage works, August 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
03 Aug 2020 South Yarra Siding Reserve extended construction hours notification, August 2020 (PDF, 119.4 KB)
24 Jul 2020 South Yarra construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 345.6 KB)
20 Jul 2020 South Yarra Siding Reserve works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 124.6 KB)
16 Jul 2020 South Yarra, Hawksburn station 24/7 works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 4.0 MB)
16 Jul 2020 South Yarra, Toorak to Caulfield 24/7 rail corridor works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 283.7 KB)
30 Jun 2020 South Yarra construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 325.0 KB)
22 Jun 2020 South Yarra, out of hours service investigation works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 163.3 KB)
22 Jun 2020 South Yarra, Osborne Street out of hours works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 159.4 KB)
12 Jun 2020 South Yarra, Yarra Street out of hours works notification, June 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
12 Jun 2020 South Yarra Arthur and Williams streets works notification, June to September 2020 (PDF, 155.9 KB)
11 Jun 2020 South Yarra, rail corridor service investigation works notification, June 2020 (PDF, 164.6 KB)
04 Jun 2020 South Yarra construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 364.7 KB)
29 May 2020 South Yarra, William Street overnight deliveries and tree removal notification, June 2020 (PDF, 155.7 KB)
29 May 2020 South Yarra, Hawksburn to Malvern rail corridor works notification, June 2020 (PDF, 157.4 KB)
29 May 2020 South Yarra, Malvern to Caulfield rail corridor works notification, June 2020 (PDF, 173.0 KB)
29 May 2020 South Yarra, concrete pour out of hours notification, May 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
28 May 2020 South Yarra, extended construction hours Arthur and William streets, June 2020 (PDF, 154.5 KB)
28 May 2020 South Yarra, out of hours pipe installation and grouting works, May June 2020 (PDF, 159.6 KB)
28 Apr 2020 South Yarra extended hours Arthur Street, May 2020 (PDF, 148.2 KB)
28 Apr 2020 South Yarra construction update, May 2020 (PDF, 379.7 KB)
03 Apr 2020 South Yarra, Yarra Street works notification, April 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
31 Mar 2020 Caulfield works notification, April 2020 (PDF, 181.8 KB)
23 Mar 2020 South Yarra construction update, April 2020 (PDF, 902.4 KB)
03 Mar 2020 South Yarra, monthly construction update, March 2020 (PDF, 378.4 KB)
24 Feb 2020 South Yarra Malvern Station out of hours works notification, February 2020 (PDF, 154.4 KB)
24 Feb 2020 South Yarra Caulfield Station out of hours works notification, March 2020 (PDF, 158.7 KB)
14 Feb 2020 South Yarra works notification, Chambers Street, March 2020 (PDF, 751.6 KB)
06 Feb 2020 South Yarra works notification, Chambers Street, February 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
05 Feb 2020 South Yarra construction update, February (PDF, 590.6 KB)