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Progress at Town Hall Station

Construction of Town Hall Station is moving to the next stage with major changes to take place at the station’s City Square site on Swanston Street over the next 9 months.

Work is underway to prepare for 2 large cranes to be installed over the Swanston Street footpath between Collins and Flinders streets early in 2022.

The 50m high cranes will be used to remove the acoustic shed by mid-2022 and then to bring materials onto site for the fit out of the station’s City Square entrance.

The acoustic shed has allowed work to take place 24 hours a day in the CBD during 3 years of excavation and construction, protecting nearby businesses and residents from noise and dust impacts. The temporary deck has allowed trucks to move in and out carrying construction materials and equipment.

As work advances past the lower basement level of the station, the removal of the deck and the acoustic shed will allow construction on the upper levels and the station entrance.

This work will mean some disruption for pedestrians and traffic at times over the next few months, including short-term overnight closures of footpaths on Swanston and Collins streets and short-term overnight closures of the Collins Street/Swanston Street intersection to traffic.

Artist rendering of 2 cranes on Swanston Street beside the acoustic shed

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