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 December 2021 to January 2022

During December and January, 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
  • 24-hour rail works
  • Rail tunnel fit-out
  • Constructing the tunnel cross passages
  • Constructing the egress building
  • Track foundation works
  • Constructing the substation within the Siding Reserve.

Work details

Type, location and timingDetails

Underground services, lighting, pavement and fencing works

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

Ongoing to early 2022

  • 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.

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

William and Chambers streets

Ongoing to early 2022

  • 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, soil and concrete trucks and crews with hand tools
  • Works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration with some high-level peaks.

24-hour rail works

Osborne Street, South Yarra Siding Reserve and the rail corridor between South Yarra and Windsor stations

8pm Friday 10 December to 3am Monday 13 December




















South Yarra Siding Reserve and the rail corridor between South Yarra and Caulfield stations

8pm Tuesday 14 December to 3am Friday 24 December

  • Works within the South Yarra precinct will include shotcrete works underneath the Osborne Street bridge and undertaking soil treatment to mitigate erosion, removing some vegetation and previously installed fencing within the rail corridor between Toorak Road and Osborne Street bridge
  • Works will require the use of excavators, a concrete pump, a non-destructive digging (NDD) truck, an elevated work platform and crews with hand tools
  • NDD uses pressurised water to break up and vacuum soil without causing any damage to assets underground
  • Additional truck movements will be required during this time, as materials are delivered to the access points at Osborne Street worksite
  • These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise with some high-level peaks. Where possible, higher impact works will be scheduled to take place during the day
  • Generator-powered lighting towers are required while night works are completed. Where possible, lights will be positioned to face away from residential properties and noise reduction mats will be placed around generators
  • Traffic management will be in place along Osborne Street to safely facilitate traffic movement. Access to nearby business and residential properties will be maintained at all times
  • Due to other project works also taking place in the rail corridor, buses will be replacing trains on the Sandringham line during this time. Visit Public Transport Victoria for more information.
  • Works within the Frankston/Dandenong rail corridor between South Yarra and Caulfield stations will take place in December
  • Works include installing underground services, cable conduits and pits including gantry foundations between South Yarra station and Chapel Street, South Yarra. These activities will involve NDD trucks, cranes, excavators, elevated work platforms (EWP) and crews with hand tools
  • Works along the rail corridor include, installing rail assets, overhead gantry foundations, signalling cables and cable conduits to house rail services. These works will involve NDD trucks, 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 are required while night works are completed. Where possible, lights will be positioned to face away from residential properties and noise reduction mats will be placed around generators
  • Buses will be replacing trains on the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Frankston lines during these times. Visit Public Transport Victoria for more information.

Rail tunnel fit-out

Osborne and William street

Ongoing

  • Preliminary works continue in December on the rail tunnel fit-out
  • In December, permanent brackets, equipment and other materials will be delivered via the Osborne Street site
  • Deliveries will be lifted down into the retrieval shaft, for installation within the tunnels
  • With works commencing on the build out of the retrieval shaft, main work on the rail tunnel fit-out will begin in January from the William Street Bridge
  • Materials will be lowered from the William Street Bridge into the decline structure below. Materials will then be transported along the tunnels for installation
  • Work will continue 24/7 within the decline structure and tunnels for rail tunnel fit-out
  • Deliveries will cease on surface at 10pm
  • In December and January, 14 site sheds will be delivered to site to be installed to provide facilities for the workforce.

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
  • In December and January, 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 false-work support, steel fixing and concrete pours. These works will generate low to medium levels of noise
  • In December, there will be some steel fixing works occurring overnight within the retrieval shaft
  • A gantry crane may be used for these works until 10pm
  • Concrete pours will mostly be completed during normal work hours, however, to ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may occasionally continue outside of normal construction hours.

Track foundation works

William Street Bridge and Osborne Street

Ongoing

  • Concrete pours for the track foundation in the decline structure will be completed from the William Street Bridge in December
  • 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.

South Yarra Substation works

Underground service, drainage, excavation and backfilling works

South Yarra Siding Reserve

Ongoing to early 2022

  • Works to install drainage, underground services for the substation and the Siding Reserve will continue throughout December and January
  • Major backfilling works will continue to progress within the Siding Reserve throughout December
  • Works will involve trenching into the ground and laying conduits that will house future services
  • NDD is required to locate and safely expose any existing underground services
  • Works will require the use of excavators, drills, compaction equipment, EWP and crews with hand tools
  • Additional truck movement will be required throughout December to deliver soil as backfilling works progress
  • Works are expected to generate medium to high levels of noise, with medium levels of vibration while compaction works are in progress
  • Backfilling works are expected to generate low levels of dust. However, water trucks will be in place to spray down surfaces and mitigate dust creation on site.

Substation fit-out, landscaping and fencing works

South Yarra Siding Reserve

January to early 2022

  • As works to construct the South Yarra substation progress, fit-out and landscaping works will commence in January 2022
  • Additional truck movements will be required to deliver concrete and steel reinforcement cages to site. To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours
    must be continuous and therefore may occasionally continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Works will involve the use of cranes, small excavators, EWP and crews with hand tools
  • Activities are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise.

Download notifications

DateNotice
07 Dec 2021 South Yarra, construction update, December 2021 to January 2022 (PDF, 362.8 KB)
03 Dec 2021 South Yarra to Windsor stations, 24-hour rail corridor works, December 2021 (PDF, 567.3 KB)
03 Dec 2021 South Yarra, rail tunnel fit-out, December 2021 to early 2023 (PDF, 236.0 KB)
24 Nov 2021 South Yarra, Arthur Street works notification, 26 to 27 November (PDF, 226.4 KB)
08 Nov 2021 South Yarra, fencing installation works, November, 2021 (PDF, 140.0 KB)
08 Nov 2021 South Yarra monthly construction update November 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
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)