Updated – St Kilda Rd closure

You may have noticed an electronic sign in front of 412 St Kilda Rd advertising that St Kilda Rd will be closed 9am-4pm on Thursday this week.

I understand that it is for tree pruning to ease the journey for the TBM from South Yarra back to our acoustic box that will happen later this year.

Hopefully resident access will be maintained.

I’m guessing that they will not prune our magnificent trees, fingers crossed.


Late update from CYP

There will be trees trimmed along St Kilda Road along the TBM transport route for the entire day tomorrow as the crews progressively move their way up St Kilda Road.

There wasn’t originally going to be a full northbound closure – however it appears we will in fact close a section between Park Street and Dorcas Street, however not from 9am-4pm.

There are roughly 3 trees to be trimmed in this section and the detour will be via Park-Wells-Dorcas. It’s likely that it will be closed from 9am for roughly 2 hours.

Local traffic/deliveries can still get into the closed section.

Once this section is finished St Kilda Road will be back open – however sections of the outer carriage way will progressively be closed between Dorcas and Linlithgow as the crews work their way up St Kilda Road.

The inner carriageway will remain open the entire time and we’ll maintain local building access and side street access via TC’s

Apologies – The VMS certainly makes it seem much more extreme than it actually is – I’ll get some advice out tomorrow (with a map of the Park to Dorcas section) to the mailing list in the event that others are confused about it.

I’ll see if I can get that VMS changed too

As a side note – You might be wondering why we’re trimming tree’s on that side of the road for TBM transportation.
The answer is that we’ve got 6 over height deliveries that are too tall to come down Toorak Road under tram lines and will instead need to come down the opposite side of St Kilda Road to get back into site.

(This way we only need to raise 3 sets of tram lines at Toorak Road, St Kilda Road/Linlithgow and St Kilda Road/Park Street

Below is a map that shows the route – though the red line on SKR needs to be updated to move to the other side of the road.

CYP Update

Good afternoon everyone,

We hope you’ve been keeping well and have had a chance to enjoy some of the warmer weather this week.

We’re writing today with our next weekly construction lookahead.

If you have an urgent issue, please be sure to contact us via 1800 105 105.



Works will carry on as normal inside the acoustic shed. Currently, tunnelling is progressing well and the first TBM Millie is now past Punt Road, with Alice not far behind.

Anzac Station entrance – Shrine of Remembrance 

CFA piling for the Shine of Remembrance station entrance was completed last weekend. This week, excavators arrived on site to begin work with trucks starting to haul out material. This excavation will be continuing over the coming weeks as the team excavate down to a depth of approximately 10m. The team will progressively excavate down and break back redundant sections of the exposed piles. There will be some periods of high level noise during these works, as a rough guide there will be approximately two days of excavation followed by two days of pile break back. In addition, the area will be shotcreted as excavation continues. Shotcreting involves a spray-on application of concrete that acts as a support for the exposed ground.

Middle Box Roof Construction 

We continue to prepare the final section of the Anzac Station Roof. Steel fixing and reinforcement works are continuing in the middle box area that will form the roof slab. We are currently planning a concrete pour for the roof slab in mid-September. More details on this will be in next week’s lookahead.  

Middle Box Excavation 

The excavation for this first phase of works is progressing well. Next week the team will continue loading out the excavated material that has been stockpiled under the roof over the past few weeks. This load out of material will likely take all of next week, with the potential of work happening in the week following.

In addition to this, starting tomorrow until the end of next week support strutting at the southern end of the box will be installed. After that, the team will recommence digging for another four days.

We’ve attached a picture of the concourse level excavation to this email, so you can see what has been happening underneath St Kilda Road.

Thanks, Rob, Dan and Jordan

St Kilda Rd ugliness

At the AGM the other night there was a lot of discussion on the proposed Chiller Plants that will form part of the final look on St Kilda Rd. The plants will be immediately in front of The Botanica / Bowen Crescent.

I am staggered that these massive structures could be approved on a heritage boulevard. What is Heritage Victoria thinking?? I know there is talk of beautifying / hiding them / disguising them but look at the size next to a tram…nothing can hide that!

By the way they will run 24 hours a day and produce noise…how noisy??

There will be a public consultation period later in the year – hopefully commonsense will prevail but it seems unlikely. I will keep you posted.

Aerial view

There will also be some vents and while they are not great, the options are more limited for their location. See the images of them below.

The company that did the work has modelled the info as best they could from the limited information that RPV / CYP have provided. I am very confident that the size and location are correct.