Construction update

Town Hall Station

Construction to build the new Town Hall Station is continuing in Melbourne’s CBD, across all three sites. 

At Federation Square, piling works will continue around the perimeter of the site until mid-July. Two piling rigs are currently operating at the site, a regular-sized rig drilling piles up to 30 metres deep and a small rig, known as a baby drill, currently drilling piles up to four metres deep. 

From the Swanston St viewing windows, you can see that 50 per cent of the deck is now covering the City Square site and is able to support construction vehicles driving onto it. This milestone has enabled construction works to commence on the installation of the acoustic shed. 

Once the acoustic shed is fully constructed it will reduce construction impacts for nearby residents, businesses and the broader community while we excavate an access shaft and build the station cavern under Swanston St.

Across the road at Flinders Quarter piling works are continuing. There are more than 200 piles within the site which provide support for future excavation works. 

State Library Station

Construction is continuing at the northern end of Swanston St in Melbourne’s CBD to build the State Library Station. 

Last month, service relocation works commenced on La Trobe St to facilitate the construction of an underground passenger connection that will link Melbourne Central Station to the future State Library Station.    

Three road headers are operating up to 30 metres under Swanston St as they mine out the caverns and underground passenger connections for the new state-of-the-art station.  In the next month, a fourth road header will be lifted into the shaft, which is being constructed at the La Trobe St site.  

At the Franklin St West site, works will shortly commence to construct a deck over the site using over 300 tonnes of steel. 

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