CYP Weekly update

Good afternoon everyone,

Hope everyone is rugging up with the onset of cold weather.

Just a reminder that next Monday is an RDO – so we’ll be back on Tuesday.

Below is next week’s construction lookahead.

Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange

The newest feature of the tram interchange was installed on Thursday, with precast panels installed for the part of the new tram kiosk that sits on the future tram platform. The kiosk component itself will be on the south side of this pre-cast section that you can see installed. I’ve fielded a few queries asking whether this will be its final height – The structure itself actually sits within the tram platform, the ground around it will be built up and the tram platform around it, so there won’t be as much exposed structure as you see now. I’ve included a photo of the precast installed, and as you can see, it will be a while yet before you can order a ristretto.

Back over at the tram interchange station entrance, next week work will continue on the construction of the canopy structure. The last section of the green support beams has gone in today, with the final section of the timber cross beams to be installed by the end of the week.

Next week, the timber sections of the canopy will begin to be lifted and secured into place. As we’d mentioned in the monthly construction update, some sections of this may need continue up until 10pm on some nights.

Station box construction

Down in the station box it is a case of rinse and repeat as the teams install the precast over track exhaust (OTE) installation, along with the framework that will form the platform doors. Installation of the precast sections of the future station platform are underway. The precast segments will be lowered into the station box until 10pm, while preparation works ahead of their installation will continue overnight. This activity is located entirely at platform level, and is unlikely to generate high noise at surface after 10pm.  The fireproof walls that line the station at platform level are nearing completion and we expect to have the last shotcreting of these walls complete by the end of the month.

Internal walls and permanent columns continue to be constructed in the station box, moving from south to north, as well as continuing the construction of the headwall that connects the station box to the tunnels. These works will involve steelfixing, formworking and concrete pours. As with all concrete pours, they must be completed continuously, and may run over normal construction hours. As per the construction notice, steel fixing will continue in the station box 24/7.

Plunge columns will continue to be removed, like the firewalls, we’re expecting to have the last of these removed this month

In some good news, the last of the temporary voids in the southern section were closed this week, which will help reduce noise coming from the concourse works below This leaves just two voids (side by side) near Domain Road to service the works underground.  

The crane set up adjacent to these voids will be our primary crane, lowering precast and equipment into the station box. This crane will be used up until 10pm on work nights.

Surface Works

Demolition is progressing well on the surface, in fact this week we kicked off Stage 4 of our excavation early, it was originally scheduled to start next week.

I noticed that the map we’ve been sharing in previous weeks didn’t extend the Stage 4 works far enough along the station box. On the map, Stage 4 only extended only as far as Bowen Lane. The start of Stage 4 would have been a double surprise to workers at 390 SKR and residents of the Botanica, as the actual extent of works is up to their building. I’ve had the map adjusted so it comes a little closer to the actual edge of the Stage 4 works. My apologies for the confusion.

I’ve also added in the next stage of works on the surface, the road and drainage works. You’ll see it flagged in green on the map I’ve included in today’s update. The actual road and drainage works start in June, but before this begins we will break out the old road and tram tracks. We may start some of this early breakout next week – at the southernmost end of site.

I know it is already obvious to everyone in the area, but these works will generate periods of high noise and the works will be carried out during normal working hours.

In addition to the surface works listed below, waterproofing and screeding in the area will continue. Non-Destructive-Digging trucks – also known as sucker trucks –  will be used on site to clean out any debris in the strip of reinforced steel prior to concrete being poured in the sections of delayed pour strip (These delayed pour strips are along the edge of the D-wall, shown in yellow on the map).

Monday 23/5Tuesday 24/5Wednesday 25/5Thursday 26/5Friday 27/5Saturday 28/5
RDOStage 1 – Surface Structure Works + completion of backfillStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 4 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure Works + roof slab cleanoutStage 4 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure Works + roof slab cleanoutStage 4 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 4 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 4 – Excavation and demolition works

Have a great weekend

Thanks

Rob

Power outage

We will be having a power outage of up to one hour to connect the electric car charging system

At the moment it is scheduled for Tuesday May 31 at noon.

This will be confirmed closer to the date and they hope that it will take less than an hour.

CYP – week ahead

Good morning everyone,

We hope you’ve been keeping well.

We are writing today with our next weekly construction lookahead.

Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange

In the tram interchange station entrance, next week work will continue on the construction of the oculus structure. Timber and steel canopy support beams will continue being lifted and secured into place.

Next week, the timber sections of the canopy will begin to be lifted and secured into place. As we’d mentioned in the monthly construction update these works will continue until 10pm on work nights.

We’ve included a picture today of a close up of the green support legs and timber canopy beams. From your balconies, or from the street level, it may not appear that these beams are timber. They are currently covered in protective grey plastic. You can see in the picture a little bit of what is beneath that cover.

Station box construction

No change to the works going on underground next week. Precast over track exhaust (OTE) installation continues, along with the framework that will form the platform doors. Installation of the precast sections of the future station platform are underway. The precast segments will be lowered into the station box until 10pm, while preparation works ahead of their installation will continue overnight. This activity is located entirely at platform level, and is unlikely to generate high noise at surface after 10pm.

Today, we’ve included a picture of the platform precast installation progress. In this picture, you can also see above the platform some of the over track exhaust precast that has been installed, as well as the platform screen door steel framework.

Internal walls and permanent columns continue to be constructed in the station box, moving from south to north, as well as continuing the construction of the headwall that connects the station box to the tunnels. These works will involve steelfixing, formworking and concrete pours. As with all concrete pours, they must be completed continuously, and may run over normal construction hours.

As per the construction notice, steel fixing will continue in the station box 24/7.

Acoustic insulation, and mechanical electrical and plumbing fit out works are also continuing in the station box.

Plunge columns will continue to be removed, as well as firewall shotcreting, heading from south to north in the station box. Works on the plunge columns will continue within the station box until 10pm, and preparation works for the firewall shotcreting will continue on night shift. These activities are unlikely to generate high noise at surface level.

Now that the large crane we’ve been using has been dismantled and removed from site, the crane set up towards the northern end of site near Domain Road will be our primary crane lowering precast and equipment into the station box. This crane will be used up until 10pm on work nights. A second smaller crane will arrive to site next week to assist with deliveries into station box, and be set up towards the southern end of site. This crane may also be required until 10pm on work nights.

Surface Works

Now that the large crane has been demobilised, demolition of the temporary slab can continue in that area. In addition to works there, the D-wall demolition will continue, as well as the surface works in sections 2 and 3.

These works will generate periods of high noise and the works will be carried out during normal working hours.

In addition to the surface works listed below, waterproofing and screeding in the area will continue. Non-Destructive-Digging trucks – also known as sucker trucks –  will be used on site to clean out any debris in the strip of reinforced steel prior to concrete being poured in the sections of delayed pour strip.

Monday 16/5Tuesday 17/5Wednesday 18/5Thursday 19/5Friday 20/5Saturday 21/5
Stage 1 – Backfill CompletionStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 3 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 3 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 3 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 3 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 3 – Excavation and demolition worksStage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 3 – Excavation and demolition works

Emergency system testing

This Saturday afternoon, the team will be conducting some testing on our emergency and evacuation systems. There will be times during this testing where alarms will sound from site. This testing work should be completed by 4pm.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser

Next Thursday 19 May from 10am, the Creative Program will be hosting a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser in the Albert Road Reserve pop up park. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks

Rob and Jordan

CYP update

I attended the regular meeting this week, see attached info pack

Points to note

  • Noise has been worse than predicted but not much they can/will do
  • The issue of 7am start was raised, CYP will see if that be delayed somewhat
  • In July/Sept the south bound cars in St Kilda Rd will be moved to much nearer the Melb Grammar footpath to allow more work in the middle (where road is currently)
  • First train carrying passengers still on schedule for 2025, test trains may run for up to a year beforehand!!

Final plans approved

Apparently they were all approved months ago – but I’ve just stumbled on to them.

This is the main page of interest

some things to note

  • On the corner of Bowen LANE there is a crossing from our side of the road to the tram area
  • Chillers are there but with trees in front of them to “hide” from us, nothing on other side
  • Vents in front of us have grass and trees
  • We have 5 car bays
  • We have street trees
  • Our St Kilda Rd driveway seems like there have listened
    • The area between the trees is big enough for one car coming in and one car coming out
    • Immediately in front of our exit there is a left turn lane for Bowen Lane, I think that will help
    • The crossing in front of 390 will help
    • There is reasonable line of sight
  • I think if someone illegally parks in front of our 5 car bays, they will feel fairly exposed but likely to still do it.

The full document is below

All other documents can be found here

CYP – week ahead

Good afternoon everyone,

We hope you’ve been keeping well.

We are writing today with our next weekly construction lookahead.

Please be aware that Monday is an RDO and there will be no works on site.

Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange

In the tram interchange station entrance, next week work will continue on the construction of the oculus structure. The last of the canopy support legs will be installed early next week, along with the timber and steel canopy support beams being lifted and secured into place.

Tonight, the last of the support legs will be delivered to site. As it is an oversized delivery, it will be completed between 12-5am.  Crews will be reminded of all noise mitigation requirements ahead of the shift.

In the coming weeks the timber sections will begin to be lifted and secured into place, these works may at times need to continue until 10pm, however next week all works will be within standard working hours. We’ll advise next week if any extended hours are required.

Station box construction

No change to the works going on underground next week. Precast over track exhaust (OTE) installation continues, along with the framework that will form the platform doors. Installation of the precast sections of the future station platform are underway. The precast segments will be lowered into the station box until 10pm, while preparation works ahead of their installation will continue overnight. This activity is located entirely at platform level, and is unlikely to generate high noise at surface after 10pm.

Today, we’ve included a picture of the platform precast installation progress. In this picture, you can also see above the platform some of the over track exhaust precast that has been installed, as well as the platform screen door steel framework.

Internal walls and permanent columns continue to be constructed in the station box, moving from south to north, as well as continuing the construction of the headwall that connects the station box to the tunnels. These works will involve steelfixing, formworking and concrete pours. As with all concrete pours, they must be completed continuously, and may run over normal construction hours.

As per the construction notice, steel fixing will continue in the station box 24/7.

Acoustic insulation, and mechanical electrical and plumbing fit out works are also continuing in the station box.

Plunge columns will continue to be removed, as well as firewall shotcreting, heading from south to north in the station box. Works on the plunge columns will continue within the station box until 10pm, and preparation works for the firewall shotcreting will continue on night shift. These activities are unlikely to generate high noise at surface level.

Now that the large crane we’ve been using has been dismantled and removed from site, the crane set up towards the northern end of site near Domain Road will be our primary crane lowering precast and equipment into the station box. This crane will be used up until 10pm on work nights. A second smaller crane will arrive to site next week to assist with deliveries into station box, and be set up towards the southern end of site. This crane may also be required until 10pm on work nights.

Surface Works

Now that the large crane has been demobilised, demolition of the temporary slab has begun in that area. In addition to works there, the D-wall demolition will continue, as well as the surface works in sections 2 and 3.

These works will generate periods of high noise and the works will be carried out during normal working hours.

In addition to the surface works listed below, waterproofing and screeding in the area will continue. Non-Destructive-Digging trucks – also known as sucker trucks –  will be used on site to clean out any debris in the strip of reinforced steel prior to concrete being poured in the sections of delayed pour strip.

Monday 9/5Tuesday 10/5Wednesday 11/5Thursday 12/5Friday 13/5Saturday 14/5
RDO – No worksStage 1 D-Wall patch and prep ongoingStage 1 waterproofing ongoingStage 1 backfill ongoingStage 3 slab demo ongoingStage 4 Slab demolitionStage 2 Upstand demolitionStage 1 backfill ongoingStage 3 slab demo ongoingStage 3 fill excavation ongoingStage 4 Slab demolitionStage 1 backfill ongoingStage 3 slab demo ongoingStage 3 fill excavation ongoingStage 4 Slab demolitionStage 1 backfill ongoingStage 3 slab demo ongoingStage 3 fill excavation ongoingStage 4 Slab demolitionStage 1 backfill ongoingStage 3 slab demo ongoingStage 3 fill excavation ongoingStage 4 Slab demolition

Thanks

Rob and Jordan