Major works on the Metro Tunnel Project are now underway in the Domain Precinct to support construction of Anzac Station.

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Construction snapshot for August 2022

In August, works within the Domain precinct will include:

  • High voltage (HV) utility relocation nightworks – surface level on Park Street and St Kilda Road
  • Station box construction – platform level and concourse level
  • Station build and fit out
  • Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange
  • Station roof excavation, demolition and backfill
  • Rail tunnel fit out
  • Mechanical and hydraulic services installation
  • Southbound lane switch on St Kilda Road and associated works
  • Station entrance piling works
  • Kiosk build.

Work details

Type, location and timingDetails

Utility installation and investigation works

Domain precinct and Park Street

3 August – 31 August

  • For the month of August, CitiPower will be undertaking utility service works to connect high voltage (HV) underground services into connection points on Park Street
  • These CitiPower works will primarily be carried out during standard working hours (from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and from 7am to 1pm Saturdays), however these works are carried out under a CitiPower permit and may require some additional weekend and evening works. The project will work with CitiPower to schedule noisier works during normal construction hours where possible
  • For the duration of these works, there will be traffic and pedestrian changes on Park Street and St Kilda Road. To understand how these changes may affect you please read our Traffic Impacts section below
  • HV relocation works will include service investigations with a non-destructive digging (NDD) truck, saw-cutters and excavators to expose the HV utility services, trenching, installation of conduit, cable pulling, and backfilling
  • From August until early September, HV utility relocation works will also occur on St Kilda Road adjacent to the Park Street tram stop pedestrian crossing at the Shrine of Remembrance and at the Domain Road pedestrian crossing between Melbourne Grammar School and the Shrine of Remembrance. Works will include removing site hoarding and temporary fencing then undertaking NDD service investigations, trenching, installation of conduit, cable pulling and backfilling. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Park Street westbound lane closure

Park Street, South Melbourne

7am, Monday 3 August until 6pm, Wednesday 31 August 2022

In August, CitiPower will be carrying out works to connect a high voltage (HV) cable into its connection point on Park Street.

What we are doing

  • Setting up traffic control on the corner of St Kilda Road and Park Street
  • Closing the left hand turn from St Kilda Road into Park Street
  • Closing the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Park Street and St Kilda Road
  • Opening up the road to retrieve the under-road bore and connect the HV cable.

What you should be aware of

  • For the month of August there will be no left turn from St Kilda Road northbound into
    Park Street
  • A traffic detour will be in place via Dorcas Street and Wells Street
  • Access to the Hallmark Apartment driveway will be maintained via a right turn from Park Street
  • Pedestrian access across Park Street will also be closed at St Kilda Road while excavation works are underway
  • Pedestrians will be detoured down to the pedestrian crossing at Wells Street
  • This pedestrian crossing will be temporarily reopened whenever there are no works occurring, and it is safe to do so
  • These CitiPower works will primarily be carried out during standard working hours (from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and from 7am to 1pm Saturdays), however CitiPower may require some additional weekend and evening works
  • Tram services will not be affected.

Station box construction – platform level

Southern and northern station box site

Ongoing

  • Secondary walls continue to be constructed using blockwork, formwork and steel reinforcement
  • Formwork installation and removal as well as steel fixing may be required overnight but is
    contained under the station roof and unlikely to generate noise.

Station box construction – concourse level

Southern and northern station box site

Ongoing

  • Installation of stairs and landings within the core walls are now complete in the south with the north to continue in July. These will act as the future fire escape stairs
  • Secondary walls will continue to be constructed using blockwork, as well as formwork and steel reinforcement
  • Formwork installation and removal as well as steel fixing may be required overnight, but is contained under the station roof and unlikely to generate noise.

Station build and fit out

Concourse level of station box

Ongoing

  • At the northern end, blockwork will continue to be installed to create internal walls for back-of-house rooms and corridors
  • As part of blockwork installation, concrete pours to infill the blocks will occur intermittently
  • To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Flooring installation continues
  • First stage painting continues at concourse level
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing works continue in the northern end of the station box
  • Plant and high voltage equipment will continue to be installed in back-of-house rooms
  • At the southern end of the station box, insulation will continue to be installed
  • At the northern end of the station box, service rough in works continue
  • The feature stairs and back of house lifts for the new Anzac Station will continue to be delivered to site, lowered into the station box and installed.

Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange

Northwest of construction site

Ongoing

  • Main canopy works continue with the installation of steel and timber components
  • Installation of sections of the main canopy may continue on some nights until 10pm, this includes the cranage of components to be welded in place.

Anzac Station – entrance piling works

Domain Road

Ongoing

  • Preparatory works begin within the site at the intersection of Domain Road, St Kilda Road and the Shrine of Remembrance
  • Piling pad surface preparation and preliminary piling works begin
  • To prepare for the piling plant machinery, a hardstand of crushed rock will be applied and compacted with a vibratory roller
  • Following the hardstand creation, piling works will begin at the intersection of Domain Road and the Shrine of Remembrance in early to mid-August.

Station roof excavation, demolition and backfill

Domain precinct

Ongoing

  • Installation of the precast elements for the surface structures, including ventilation and the future tram stop kiosk at the southern and northern ends of the tram platform will continue. This also includes some steel fixing work
  • Working north to south, excavation and demolition on top of the station box roof continues at surface level
  • This will include breaking out the concrete surface, and removing the temporary backfill and temporary retaining walls
  • Once the surface has been stripped back, D-walls that surround the station box will be broken back to roof level height
  • This work will generate periods of high-level noise during normal working hours
  • Breakout works in each section will be followed by waterproofing of the roof slab, delayed strip pour steel fixing, and permanent backfill
  • Non-destructive digging (NDD) trucks will be used prior to delayed strip pours to clean out the excavated areas
  • Once the waterproofing is complete, permanent backfill will be installed and compacted with vibratory rollers. This will generate periods of moderate to high vibration.

St Kilda Road resurfacing and realignment

Domain precinct

Ongoing

  • In September, there will be a second stage realignment of the southbound lane on St Kilda Road between Park Street and Bowen Lane
  • To prepare for this realignment, works will continue surface clearing and applying granular layers to build a new road section within the site. This road work will occur during normal construction hours
  • At the north end of the site between Dorcas and Park streets, the construction team will be undertaking drainage works before profiling and preparing the surface for the final wearing course
  • At the south end, work continues on the southern D-Wall demolition, with excavation and delayed pour strip cleanout and NDD trucks in use.

Rail tunnel fit out

Ongoing

  • Early stages of rail tunnel fit out continue from within the Anzac Station box
  • Within the tunnels, brackets, cable trays and cabling are being installed
  • Tunnel walkway installation continues.

Tram platform works

Surface level of station box

Ongoing

  • On the eastern side of the tram platform, trenching and conduit installation will begin for wiring low voltage platform infrastructure such as audio bollards, Myki machines and platform speakers
  • Conduit installation and shallow digging works
  • Central platform fit out works
  • Installation of sub-surface drainage and strata vaults for tree plantings
  • Completion of waterproofing, backfilling surrounding the tram platform
  • Once the area is backfilled, the team will install tram track drainage, trenching strips either side of the central platform followed by concrete pours and prebuild installations.

Traffic and transport impacts

  • Between 3 August and 31 August, there will be a westbound lane closure on Park Street between Wells Street and St Kilda Road
  • For the duration of these works, the left turn into Park Street from St Kilda Road will be closed to vehicles 24 hours a day for approximately four weeks
  • Access will be maintained to the Hallmark driveway via a right turn from Park Street, with traffic management in place to assist
  • Pedestrian access across Park Street will also be closed at St Kilda Road while excavation works are underway. Pedestrians will be detoured down to the pedestrian crossing at Wells Street
  • This pedestrian crossing will be temporarily reopened if there are no works occurring and if it is safe to do so. For your safety, please observe directions and signage in the area
  • As part of service proving works, some daytime off-peak lane closures and pedestrian diversions may be required around the Anzac Station precinct. Traffic access will be maintained during these lane closures
  • While most deliveries to the Anzac Station site will occur during normal hours, some deliveries to and from site that are classified as ‘oversized’ will be required outside of normal working hours and overnight. Whenever oversized deliveries are expected overnight, crews will be reminded of noise requirements on site.

Download notices

DateNotice
29 Jul 2022 Domain, construction update, August 2022 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
26 Jul 2022 Domain, Park Street westbound lane closure, August 2022 (PDF, 229.3 KB)
21 Jul 2022 Domain, St Kilda Road resurfacing nightworks, July 2022 (PDF, 287.0 KB)
08 Jul 2022 Domain, construction update, July 2022 (PDF, 577.4 KB)
31 May 2022 Domain, construction update, June 2022 (PDF, 889.3 KB)
03 May 2022 Domain, construction update, May 2022 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
31 Mar 2022 Domain construction update, April 2022 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
28 Mar 2022 Domain, Park Street eastbound lane closure, April 2022 (PDF, 248.2 KB)
09 Mar 2022 Domain, surface works at Anzac Station, March 2022 (PDF, 261.8 KB)
28 Feb 2022 Domain construction update, March 2022 (PDF, 1.9 MB)
22 Feb 2022 Domain, Park St westbound lane closure, March 2022 (PDF, 240.1 KB)
14 Feb 2022 Domain, Albert Road service proving works, February 2022 (PDF, 311.7 KB)
09 Feb 2022 Domain, Park Street investigation works, February 2022 (PDF, 510.9 KB)
28 Jan 2022 Domain construction update, February 2022 (PDF, 711.2 KB)
10 Dec 2021 Domain, Park Street investigation works, December 2021 (PDF, 92.4 KB)
30 Nov 2021 Domain construction update, December 2021 to January 2022 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
29 Oct 2021 Domain construction update, November 2021 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
04 Oct 2021 Domain, construction update, October 2021 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
30 Aug 2021 Domain, construction update, September 2021 (PDF, 574.0 KB)
02 Aug 2021 Domain, construction update, August 2021 (PDF, 781.6 KB)
01 Jul 2021 Domain, construction update, July 2021 (PDF, 1.8 MB)