Work is now underway in Melbourne's CBD to support construction of Town Hall Station.

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.

For works around the northern end of Swanston Street, see the current works at State Library Station page.

Construction snapshot for November

Construction works within the Town Hall Station precinct during November 2021 include:

  • Lining and structures works within the central cavern and rail tunnels
  • Shaft construction and acoustic shed removal works within the Flinders Quarter site
  • Strut removal and backfill within the Flinders Link site
  • Station build out works at City Square including preparation works for tower crane installation
  • Tram pole relocation, steel bridge widening and DDA pedestrian ram

Work details

Type, location and timingDetails

City Square site

Excavation of the shaft at City Square is now complete and works to construct the City Square station entrance are now underway. To enable the construction of the new entrance, the acoustic shed and deck at City Square site will be dismantled in the first half of 2022.

This requires the installation of supporting infrastructure to facilitate the removal of the City Square acoustic shed and deck and complete the construction of the station entrance.

The infrastructure includes:

  • 2 tower cranes adjacent to the acoustic shed on Swanston Street
  • a loading bay and gantry on Collins Street
  • a concrete pump on Collins Street
  • retention of the loading bay on Flinders Lane
  • a mobile temporary concrete pump on Flinders Lane During November, works will include piling and pile cap construction for footing installation on Swanston Street to support the installation of the two tower cranes in 2022.

Station box construction – concourse level

City Square site (within the acoustic shed)

24-hours, Monday to Sunday, ongoing

  • Works will continue to build the slabs, walls, and columns within the City Square shaft
  • These works involve the installation of waterproofing materials, steel, and concrete
  • There will be regular truck movements to deliver steel and concrete to the acoustic shed
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise and vibration.

Pile cap construction

Swanston Street (outside the City Square Acoustic Shed)

8pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday, 8 November to 24 November

  • Works will take place at night to construct pile caps above piles installed on Swanston Street to create footings for the two tower cranes which will be installed in February 2022
  • To minimise disruption on pedestrians and tram passengers works to construct two pile caps above the piles will take place at night
  • These works will take place at night to minimise disruption to tram services and pedestrians
  • Works will include the use of a telehandler, concrete trucks, a small concrete pump, rattle guns, impact drivers and an elevated works platform and are expected to generate some periods of medium level noise throughout the night
  • Pedestrian diversions will be in place on Swanston Street between Collins Street and Flinders Lane
  • There will be no impact on tram services, but please pay attention to signage in the area.

Structures and lining works

Federation Square Site

24 hours, Monday to Sunday for up to 10 days and one night in early November

  • Works to relocate a tram pole on Flinders Street between the acoustic shed and ACMI will take place in November
  • These works are required to facilitate the widening of the site entrance at the eastern end of the acoustic shed
  • Works will be undertaken by Yarra Trams contractors and are expected to generate periods of medium level noise
  • These works involve excavation, use of a mobile crane, concreting works and cable stay wire connections to the Yarra Trams network.

Pedestrian ramp reconstruction

Federation Square Site and Flinders Street

24 hours, Monday to Sunday for up to 10 days and 3 nights in mid-November

  • Works to reconstruct the DDA accessible ramp on the eastern end of the acoustic shed will take place in early November
  • During these works the pedestrian ramp will be closed and pedestrians will be detoured through the Federation Square Atrium (refer map). Wayfinding will be in place to guide pedestrians through the area
  • Works will include removal and reconstruction of the pedestrian ramp, timber carpentry and concreting works
  • These works are expected to generate some periods of medium level noise.

Steel Bridge Widening

Federation Square Site and Flinders Street

November until late December, 24 hours, Monday to Sunday.

  • Works to widen the steel bridge entrance into the eastern end of the Federation Square site will take place in November
  • Works will include removal and replacement of the existing steel bridge segments, welding, use of a mobile crane and concreting works
  • These works will require the closure of one westbound lane of Flinders Street between Russell Street and Princes Bridge for up to 3 nights

Plant demobilisation

Federation Square Site and Flinders Street

10pm to 5am for up to 2 nights in late November and early December

  • Works to demobilise plant from the Federation Square site will take place for up to two nights in late November or early December using a mobile crane parked on Flinders Street westbound
  • These works will require a full overnight closure of Flinders Street westbound between Russell Street and Princes Bridge with traffic management in place
  • These works are expected to generate periods of low-level noise.

Shaft construction

Flinders Quarter site excavation

Excavation

Ongoing 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm Saturdays 8am to 6pm, Sundays

Excavated Material Removal

6am to 12am, Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm Saturdays 6am to 6pm Sundays

Concrete pours

7am to 12am, Monday to Fridays (as required) Concrete finishing works 6pm to 7am, Monday to Saturdays (as required)

  • Shaft excavation involves the use of excavators, a tower crane, and trucks to remove excavated material from the site
  • Excavators with hammer attachments will conclude by 9pm, and excavators with bucket attachments will conclude by 12am on weekdays
  • These works will take place underneath the ground-floor slab and are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration
  • The removal of excavated material from excavation and tunnelling works requires the use of trucks, excavators, and a tower crane
  • Trucks will access the Flinders Quarter site via the Swanston Street driveway and egress via the Flinders Street driveway
  • These works are expected to generate low levels of noise, intermittent periods of medium noise may be generated when using the tower crane.
  • Plunge columns underneath the ground-floor slab will continue to be removed using oxy torches and jackhammers, these works are expected to generate intermittent periods of medium levels of noise and vibration
  • Construction of the shaft floors, walls and columns involves steel fixing, waterproofing, installing formwork and concrete pours
  • Steel fixing, waterproofing and formwork installation works will continue underneath the ground floor slab until 10pm on weekdays and between 8am and 4pm on Sundays. These works involve the use of hand tools, diesel generators, power tools, a telehandler, and a tower crane, and are expected to generate low levels of noise
  • Concrete pours must be continuous to ensure structural integrity and therefore may occasionally continue outside of standard construction hours
  • Concrete pours and concrete finishing works involve regular deliveries, and the use of concrete trucks, concrete pumps, concrete vibrators, diesel generators and diesel-powered concrete finishing equipment
  • Concrete pours are expected to generate medium levels of noise and vibration, and concrete finishing works are expected to generate low levels of noise and vibration
  • The use of a tower crane may generate intermittent periods of medium levels of noise
  • Where possible, every effort will be made to undertake concrete pours during standard construction hours to minimise disruption to surrounding properties

Oversize deliveries

Flinders Quarter site

10pm to 7am, throughout November

  • Oversize trucks with deliveries will continue to access the Flinders Quarter site via the Swanston Street driveway
  • Due to road permit requirements, large plant will occasionally be delivered and demobilised from the site outside of standard construction hours
  • Oversize deliveries require the use of semi-trailers, trucks, and a tower crane and are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise
  • Directly impacted stakeholders will be provided more information prior to deliveries taking place outside of standard construction hours

Acoustic Shed removal works

Flinders Quarter Site

6am to 10pm, Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm Saturdays Ongoing

  • Works will commence to remove the acoustic shed over shaft A in November
  • Works will involve intermittent use of the tower crane, mobile cranes, access equipment and excavators
  • These works may generate some periods of high-level noise

Gantry modification works

Swanston Street

24 hours, 7 days a week until mid-November

  • Works taking place to make modifications to the gantry above the footpath outside the Flinders Quarter site will continue until mid-November
  • Work will include the use of a mobile crane and hand tools and occasional tower crane use
  • These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise with some periods of high-level noise
  • The Swanston Street western footpath outside the site between Young and Jackson and The Nicholas Building will be narrowed during this time
  • Pedestrians will be guided by traffic management through the area
  • Where possible the majority of these works will take place on dayshift only

Gantry modification works

Flinders Street site

7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm, Saturdays, ongoing

  • Works to construct the future underground pedestrian connection within the Flinders Street site will continue throughout November
  • These works will involve backfill and strut removal using vibratory rollers and excavators
  • These works are expected to generate medium to high levels of vibration and some periods of medium level noise

Traffic and transport impacts

  • Pedestrian footpath closures will be in place for up to three days in early November whilst works take place to reconstruct the pedestrian ramp on the eastern side of the Federation Square site. Pedestrians will be detoured through the Federation Square Atrium
  • Closure of one westbound lane of Flinders Street between Russell Street and Princes Bridge for steel bridge widening works in mid-November
  • Night time narrowing of the Swanston Street pedestrian footpath outside the City Square site during pile cap construction works until late November
  • Narrowing of the Swanston Street western footpath between Flinders Street and Flinders Lane in early November while HV gantry works take place at the Flinders Quarter site
  • A full overnight closure of westbound Flinders Street between Russell Street and Princes Bridge for demobilisation of plant in late November or early December

Ongoing

  • Ongoing closure of Flinders Street eastbound lanes between Swanston and Elizabeth streets
  • Ongoing long-term closure of the southern footpath on Flinders Street adjacent to the Federation Square site, with pedestrian diversions in place through Federation Square
  • Closure of the left turning lane from St Kilda Road to Flinders Street
  • Temporary closure of the Flinders Street north-south pedestrian crossing between St Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square
  • Temporary holding of traffic on Flinders Lane, Swanston, and Collins streets for up to three minutes to enable the delivery of equipment and materials
  • Ongoing use of boom gate and swing gate controls to pedestrian and cyclist traffic on Flinders, Swanston, and Collins streets to facilitate safe truck ingress and egress
  • Intermittent slowing and stopping of traffic on Collins Street between Russell and Swanston streets for deliveries to the City Square site
  • Intermittent stopping of pedestrians on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane for the egress of construction vehicles
  • Concrete trucks will intermittently park in the loading bay on Collins Street, adjacent to the City Square site for up to 30 minutes to enable concrete testing to take place

Download notices

DateNotice
02 Dec 2021 Town Hall, construction update, December 2022 and January 2022 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
29 Oct 2021 Town Hall, construction update, November 2021 (PDF, 4.6 MB)
07 Oct 2021 Town Hall, construction update, October 2021 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
02 Sep 2021 Town Hall, construction update, September 2021 (PDF, 970.9 KB)
03 Aug 2021 Town Hall, construction update, August 2021 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
05 Jul 2021 Town Hall construction update, July 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
02 Jun 2021 Town Hall construction update, June 2021 (PDF, 568.6 KB)
03 May 2021 Town Hall construction update, May 2021 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
06 Apr 2021 Town Hall Station, monthly construction update, April 2021.pdf (PDF, 1.2 MB)
01 Mar 2021 Town Hall monthly construction update, March 2021 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
04 Feb 2021 Town Hall construction update, February 2021 (PDF, 827.4 KB)
04 Dec 2020 Town Hall monthly construction update, December 2020 to January 2021 (PDF, 892.8 KB)
06 Nov 2020 Town Hall monthly construction update, November 2020 (PDF, 994.5 KB)
06 Nov 2020 Town Hall, concrete testing works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 251.9 KB)
02 Oct 2020 Town Hall Construction update, October 2020 (PDF, 4.6 MB)
03 Sep 2020 Town Hall construction update, September 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
17 Aug 2020 Town Hall construction update, August 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
03 Jul 2020 Town Hall construction update, July 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
29 Jun 2020 Town Hall, Elizabeth and Flinders streets 24 hour works notification, July 2020 (PDF, 457.9 KB)
02 Jun 2020 Town Hall construction update, June 2020 (PDF, 1.0 MB)
06 May 2020 Town Hall construction update, May 2020 (PDF, 963.3 KB)
06 Apr 2020 Town Hall construction update, April 2020.pdf (PDF, 887.0 KB)
04 Mar 2020 Town Hall construction update March 2020.pdf (PDF, 2.3 MB)
28 Feb 2020 Town Hall tunnelling update, March 2020 (PDF, 386.0 KB)
05 Feb 2020 Town Hall Station construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 1013.3 KB)
06 Dec 2019 Town Hall construction update, December 2019 to January 2020 (PDF, 2.8 MB)