Construction of Anzac Station is now underway on St Kilda Road.

Recent works at Anzac Station

Recent construction photos

The station is being built via a cut and cover method, using the ‘top down’ approach.

The walls of the station were built into the ground first through a series of diaphragm walls, or D-walls. Once the walls of the station were set, excavation equipment dug out the top few metres of the station box. A new permanent concrete slab was then poured at this level, forming the roof of the station box. Once the roof was in place, a temporary acoustic shed was installed over the northern end of the station box so excavation of the station could take place 24/7.

Anzac Station will also play a key role in supporting the project's construction activities south of the Yarra River.

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Millie and Alice were launched separately from Anzac Station in May 2020. TBM Millie broke through at the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra in September 2020, while Alice broke through in October 2020. The TBMs were retrieved and taken back to Anzac Station. Millie was launched in December 2020 and Alice was relaunched in January 2020 for the construction of the final sections of tunnel between Anzac Station and Town Hall Station.

Construction look ahead for 2022

Construction activities

Key construction activities for Anzac Station include:

  • Station box construction – platform level
  • Station box construction – concourse level
  • Station build and fitout
  • Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange
  • Acoustic shed disassembly and demolition
  • Station roof excavation, demolition and backfill
  • Rail tunnel fitout
  • Edmund Herring Oval site establishment.

Construction traffic routes for the St Kilda Road precinct aim to move trucks and other construction traffic between the site and Kings Way/CityLink as directly as possible.

It is estimated that construction activities in the Anzac Station precinct will take around 5 years. Surface disruption is expected to be shorter than the overall construction time. Project wide rail systems installation will occur after this.

For more detailed information on the construction activities at Anzac Station, you can view our latest construction updates.