Driveway – difficulties on Saturday

Hopefully it won’t look quite as bad as this …but on Saturday there will be some difficulties in getting in and out of the lower car park.

You should have received notification, but if yopu are concerned call the 1800 105 105 number

BTW – This photo of St Kilda Rd tram works is courtesy of the State Library. There are more fabulous photos over near the Cobbers Statue in the Shrine grounds.

Driveway access – be careful

It’s always been a tough driveway but it is even tougher now…have a look at this

  • Badly parked trucks in Bowen Lane
  • Vehicles with flashing lights – for no obvious reason
  • Less than highly aware traffic management
  • Difficult ped visibility

I was pleased today that no one came out while I was going in – yes it is all two way…and no crazy bike riders

Be careful

Evening work

From CYP…

Good afternoon everyone,

Just a quick email to let everyone know that the extended working hours for steel fixing that was advised in the July Construction Notification will begin on Wednesday 17 July.

This section of steel fixing work will be in the Southern End of the South Box nearest to Bowen Crescent and will involve fixing steel bars to the section of recently broken out concrete.

We anticipate that the works on this particular section are likely to continue until Thursday 25 July. Please note that there will be additional extended hours associated with steel fixing at a later date.

During extended hours the works have been limited to those that will generate the least possible noise for local residents. There will be no concrete breaking during this time.

The extended hours works will continue until approximately 9:45pm (at 10pm all works will be complete and packed up)

If you have any concerns during these works – please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Thanks, Rob

South box works update

Good afternoon,  

I hope everyone is staying warm as the temperature is dropping outside.

I wanted to touch base and provide a quick update about the works happening in the southern section of the station box. Below is some information on the activities happening in the south box, I hope you find it informative.

South Box Works Progress

Excavation is progressing well, with most of the southern section of the south box now down to the level of the future Anzac Station roof.  

As we move across the site we pour the first layer of concrete (the blinding layer). The staging of construction in the south box was altered to immediately apply the blinding layer, reducing how long excavated soil is left exposed.

  • The pour for the blinding layer of the northern section of the south box is currently underway. Please be aware that this is expected to extend after 6pm on Wednesday 10 July.  
  • The pour for the southern-most section is expected to begin early next week. 

This process of excavation and blinding will continue as we progressively move across the site.  


There are only four working days remaining of hyrdo-demolition scheduled for the south box. These works use high pressure water to blast away the concrete and expose the tie in points for the roof.

These are some of our loudest works and we appreciate your understanding over the last month while these works were underway. 

Break back works

We are also progressively breaking out sections of the d-wall that will require additional formwork for increased strength. This break back work has been completed in northern section of the station box and we are about to commence the final break back in the southern section. 

  • Please be aware that jackhammering on Saturday 13 July is likely to extend to 3.30pm, followed by site clean up to 6pm.
  • This work is expected to be noisy and will extend past our normal Saturday finish time of 1pm.  

You may be wondering why we break back a section of the d-wall that we carefully poured earlier this year. The answer is that in certain sections of the roof we need additional strengthening that can only be done once the initial layers of excavation is complete. An L-shaped connection of concrete and steel reinforcement is constructed in this section and connected into the station roof, providing the additional strength we need.

Next Steps: Steel-fixing

Once we have the concrete blinding layers poured, the upcoming phase of works will involve the fixing of steel to the blinding layer and progressively pouring the concrete.

Heritage Hoarding

If you are over in the Shrine grounds, be sure to stop by and have a look at the heritage hoarding that is progressively being installed. The hoarding includes a series of historical images of the area that have been taken from the State Government archives.

Start of a blinding layer pour in the northern section of the south box earlier today.

On the right side of the photo is the recently completed break back of the d-wall. This section of the wall is broken back before having reinforcement bars installed and concrete poured for additional strength.

  • Excavation works continuing ahead of the final breakout of the D-wall. 
    The recess shown in the centre of the d-wall will be broken down further using jackhammers, before having reinforcement bars installed and concrete poured for additional strength.

Below the orange scaffolding you can see the strip where the hydrodemolition has exposed the tie-in points for the station roof.

  • Heritage Hoarding

Our new heritage hoarding being installed, using photos selected from the State Library of Victoria.

Kind regards, Rob from CYP