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Construction on the Sunbury line

Work is now underway to support construction of a new platform at West Footscray station.

We are also undertaking site and service investigations along the Sunbury line to help inform detailed planning and design.

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TimingWhere

What's happening

August 2019Leunig Place and Ryan Street, Footscray

Excavation of soil and delivery of concrete will be taking place during August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 8pm to 4am, Thursday 15 August to Monday 19 August.
  • 7am to 7pm, Saturday 17 August.
  • 7am to 7pm, Sunday 18 August.

During these works, Leunig Place will be closed to public traffic with traffic controllers present to manage access for pedestrians and local residents. Local access to Ryan Street will also be maintained.

These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise and vibration.

For further details, see the out of hours works notification (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Ongoing

West Footscray station

Installation of the new platform's structural steel frame will commence in early August and continue until late 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, from August to October.

These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise and low levels of vibration.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 1.7 MB).

August to October 2019

West Footscray station

Concourse construction will occur from August to October 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, from August until October.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 1.7 MB).

Ongoing

West Footscray station

Works to strengthen the pedestrian overpass will occur from August to December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 11pm to 4am, Friday 16 August to Monday 19 August.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 1.7 MB).

OngoingRail corridor between Tottenham and West Footscray stations

Construction works will occur to realign existing rail freight track during August 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, Monday to Friday.
  • 11pm to 4am, Friday 16 August to Monday 19 August.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration, with periods of high noise during tamping activities.

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 1.7 MB).

Ongoing

Ashley Street, Braybrook

A construction site compound has been established at the corner of Ashley and Rupert streets, Braybrook.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am Saturday to 7:30am Sunday.

For further details, see the June to July works notification (PDF, 3.4 MB).

Ongoing

Buckley Street, Footscray

To support works along the Sunbury rail line, a temporary construction site will be established on a vacant lot at 96-104 Buckley Street, Footscray.

These works will occur:

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

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

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 1.6 MB).

10 June- 10 July

Tottenham station

Works to upgrade a section of the V/Line track around Tottenham station will take place in June and July.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 10 June to 10 July.
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, 10 June to 10 July.

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

For further details, see the works notification (PDF, 182.6 KB).

Ongoing

Rupert Street

To support the upgrades at West Footscray station, a construction site will be established on the existing rail reserve at Rupert Street, West Footscray. 

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, until 2020.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise during site establishment activities, however noise levels may vary during further works.

For further details, see the June to July works notification (PDF, 3.4 MB).

Ongoing

West Footscray station

Works to strengthen the pedestrian overpass in preparation for concourse modifications will continue until late August.

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

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 2.6 MB).


A concrete retaining wall will be built to prevent crushed rock beneath track spilling under the new platform and holding down bolts installed to connect piles to the new platform’s structural steel frame.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am Saturday to 7:30am Sunday.

These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise and low levels of vibration.

Lighting tours are required during nightworks. Where possible, they will be positioned away from residential properties.

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 2.6 MB).


Works to create a new station concourse will take place from July to early September.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am Saturday to 7:30am Sunday.

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

For further details, see the June to July works notification (PDF, 3.4 MB).


Bored piling works will continue at West Footscray station until mid-July.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am Saturday to 7:30am Sunday.

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

For further details, see the June to July works notification (PDF, 3.4 MB).


Further, various site establishment works will be occurring throughout 2019 at West Footscray station to build a new passenger platform and an additional track.

Up to 40 parking spaces at West Footscray station will be occupied from early 2019 for laydown of construction materials and a crane for delivery of materials into the works zone.

From early March temporary fencing and wooden hoarding will be installed around the perimeter of the car park on Cross Street and a project site compound will be established.

Widening an existing driveway and establishing a new driveway on Cross Street, as well as restricting access to cyclist and pedestrian ramps around the station.

From mid-April construction machinery will be delivered to the site across from Cross Street.

For further details on the site establishment works at West Footscray Station see the works notification (PDF, 2.1 MB).

DateNotice
13 Aug 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, August 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
05 Aug 2019 Sunbury line construction update, August 2019 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
08 Jul 2019 Sunbury line construction update, July 2019.PDF (PDF, 2.6 MB)
24 Jun 2019 Sunbury line, Tottenham to West Footscray out of hours works, June 2019 (PDF, 190.5 KB)
18 Jun 2019 Sunbury line construction update, June to July 2019.PDF (PDF, 3.4 MB)
13 Jun 2019 Middle Footscray Site Establishment, June 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
12 Jun 2019 Sunbury line, Buckley Street site establishment works, June 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
31 May 2019 West Footscray drainage installation, June 2019 (PDF, 655.8 KB)
31 May 2019 Sunbury line, Tottenham rail track upgrade, June 2019 (PDF, 182.6 KB)
24 May 2019 West Footscray, Rupert Street site establishment works, May 2019 (PDF, 189.7 KB)
16 May 2019 Sunbury line construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
23 Apr 2019 West Footscray piling works, April 2019 (PDF, 195.3 KB)
23 Apr 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, April 2019 (PDF, 193.5 KB)
03 Apr 2019 West Footscray site establishment works, February 2019 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
22 Mar 2019 West Footscray installation works, March 2019 (PDF, 179.8 KB)
14 Mar 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, March 2019 (PDF, 185.3 KB)
05 Mar 2019 West Footscray, Raleigh Street temporary car park relocation, March 2019 (PDF, 669.2 KB)
08 Feb 2019 Buses replacing trains notification West Footscray, February 2019 (PDF, 619.9 KB)
25 Jan 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, February 2019 (PDF, 627.2 KB)
25 Jan 2019 West Footscray, Leunig Place works, February 2019 (PDF, 850.7 KB)
17 Jan 2019 Totenham Station, Ashley Street works, January 2019 (PDF, 185.4 KB)
08 Jan 2019 Sunbury line, Sunshine out of hours works, January 2019 (PDF, 797.3 KB)
08 Jan 2019 West Footscray, Leunig Place works, January 2019 (PDF, 638.6 KB)
22 Nov 2018 Tottenham station car park works, November 2018 (PDF, 186.3 KB)
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