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 September 2022

In September, works within the Domain precinct will include:

  • utility services investigation works
  • geotechnical soil sampling
  • station box construction – platform and concourse levels
  • station build and fit out
  • Anzac Station entrance – tram interchange
  • central tram platform construction
  • rail tunnel fit out
  • southbound lane switch on St Kilda Road and associated works
  • Anzac Station – entrance piling works
  • kiosk fit out
  • permanent kerb and drainage works
  • permanent pavement construction.

Work details

Type, location and timingDetails

St Kilda Road resurfacing and realignment

Domain precinct

Ongoing

  • In late September/early October, there will be another realignment of the southbound lane on St Kilda Road between Park Street and Bowen Lane
  • Once complete, southbound traffic on St Kilda Road will switch onto this new section of road, to the east of its current alignment. This will result in the temporary closure of the right turn from Park Street onto St Kilda Road.
  • 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
  • To ensure continuity of the kerbing and asphalt, some minor shifts of site fencing may occur at the Park Street entrance to the Shrine of Remembrance however pedestrian access will be maintained at all times
  • 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
  • Prior to the realignment, a small team will be using hand tools to undertake geotechnical investigations and collect soil samples on St Kilda Road and Park Street. These works will require short term traffic changes in some areas. See traffic and transport impacts section below for further information.

Utility installation and investigation works

Domain precinct and Park Street

Ongoing

  • Utility services investigation works will be occurring on St Kilda Road at the intersection of Park Street and St Kilda Road. These works are not expected to generate any noise as it is a visual inspection of a pit
  • For the duration of this inspection, there will be some traffic changes on Park Street and St Kilda Road. To understand how these changes may affect you, please read our traffic and transport impacts section below.

Station box construction – platform level

Southern and northern station box site

Ongoing

  • Precast sections of the new station platforms and the over track exhaust ductwork will continue to be delivered and installed at platform level
  • Concrete pours will commence for the platform topping slab, track slab and under platform walls
  • At the northern end of the station box, headwall construction continues. These headwalls will connect the citybound tunnels to the permanent station structure
  • Works will continue installing mechanical and hydraulic services on lower basement levels, these works will continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Steel framework for the future platform screen doors will continue to be installed alongside the ductwork
  • Precast elements for the platform, exhaust ductwork and platform door framework will continue to be delivered and lowered into the station box from 7am until 10pm Monday to Friday and from 7am until 6pm Saturday, using the crane near Domain Road.

Station build and fit out

Concourse level of station box

Ongoing

  • At the northern end of the concourse, 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 continue to occur intermittently
  • To ensure structural integrity, concrete pours must be continuous and therefore may need to continue outside of normal construction hours
  • Flooring installation and first stage painting continues
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing works continue in the southern end of the station box
  • Plant and high voltage equipment will continue to be installed in back-of-house rooms
  • At the northern end of the station box, insulation will continue to be installed and 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
  • Installation of the central platform stairs will commence in September.

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 piling works

Domain Road

Ongoing

  • Preliminary piling works will continue within the site at the intersection of Domain Road, St Kilda Road and the Shrine of Remembrance for the first week of September
  • Initial excavation for the capping beam and the top-down section of the roof slab will commence followed by steel fixing, formwork and concrete pouring.

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
  • Excavation, demolition and permanent backfill on top of the station box roof continues at surface level with a small section remaining in the southern end of site
  • The final sections of breakout works will be followed by waterproofing, delayed pour strip, steel fixing and permanent backfill
  • Non-destructive digging (NDD) trucks will be used prior to delayed strip pours to clean out 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.

Tram platform works

Surface level of station box

Ongoing

  • Surrounding the tram platform, trenching, drainage and conduit installations will begin for wiring low voltage platform infrastructure such as audio bollards, Myki machines and platform speakers
  • 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 and trenching strips either side of the central platform, followed by concrete pours and prebuild installations
  • Main canopy works continue with the installation of skylights and fascia, with installation of balustrade scheduled for late-September
  • Installation of sections of the main canopy may continue some nights until 10pm, this includes the cranage of components to be welded in place
  • These works will continue until 10pm Monday to Friday and until 6pm on Saturdays.

Rail tunnel fit out

Ongoing

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

Traffic and transport impacts

St Kilda Road southbound lane switch

  • In late September/early October, the southbound lane of St Kilda Road will be realigned between Park Street and Bowen Lane. The tie-in works will require an overnight closure of the southbound lane, between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road
  • As a result, from late September/early October until mid-2023, there will be no right turn from Park Street into St Kilda Road’s southbound lane. This will return when tram infrastructure and construction work at the intersection of Park Street and St Kilda Road are complete
  • Further notification will be provided closer to the date once the switch date is confirmed.

Utility works

  • In early/mid-September, there will be a short-term overnight closure of the northbound lane on St Kilda Road between Park and Dorcas streets for approximately 4 hours while a small team undertakes a visual inspection on a utility services pit
  • There will be no left turn from Park Street onto St Kilda Road while this inspection is underway.

Geotechnical investigations

  • The following changed traffic conditions will occur on Thursday 8 September and Friday 9 September within standard working hours to undertake soil sampling
  • There will be a short-term closure of the southbound turning lane from St Kilda Road onto Toorak Road
  • There will be the temporary removal of approximately 6 on-street parking bays on St Kilda Road between Kings Way and Bowen Crescent
  • There will be a short-term closure of the westbound lane on Park Street between Wells Street and St Kilda Road
  • Contingency dates for these works will be between Monday 12 September and Friday 16 September.

Oversized deliveries

  • 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.

Service proving

  • 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.

CitiPower HV cable connection

  • From 7am, Tuesday 4 October until 6pm, Thursday 10 November, CitiPower will be carrying out works to connect a high voltage (HV) cable into its connection point on Park Street.
  • This involves boring underneath St Kilda Road from a location within the Anzac Station site to the retrieval and connection point on Park Street.
  • This will require the closure of the left hand turn from St Kilda Road into Park Street for approximately 4 weeks.
  • This will also impact access to the Hallmark driveway on Park Street. During the works, the tram side curbing will be
    temporarily removed to allow a right-hand turn from Park Street into the Hallmark Apartments driveway. Traffic controllers will be in place for the duration of the works to facilitate turns across across the tram tracks into Hallmark Apartments.
  • Exit from Hallmark Apartments onto Park Street will remain a left-only turn.
  • Tram services will not be affected.

Download notices

DateNotice
28 Sep 2022 Domain, Hallmark apartments car park access changes, October 2022 (PDF, 234.4 KB)
28 Sep 2022 Domain, Park Street westbound lane closure, October 2022 (PDF, 229.3 KB)
07 Sep 2022 Domain, construction update, September 2022 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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)