Good afternoon all,
We hope everyone has had a great week – and on behalf of the French contingent working on the project – happy Bastille Day for yesterday!
Below is a snapshot of the works coming up on site next week, there are quite a few things going on next week.
Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange
As we mentioned last week, the installation of the wet fire services began this week and there are now lengths of metal piping running along the top to support the fire systems for the new station canopy. Preparations for the skylights have begun and we’ll likely see some installation works commence next week. On Saturday the team will be working a little longer on the canopy – but all works will be wrapped up before 3pm and is not expected to generate a lot of noise.
Normally we include the kiosk construction in the surface works component, but as the kiosk progresses it will form part of the final tram platform structure, so we’ve moved it to the tram interchange section. The pre-cast panels that form part of the kiosk have been in place for some time, and recently the team installed conduits and then completed a series of concrete pours around the base. Monday next week will see the arrival of additional sections of precast for installation – and the shape of the kiosk structure will start to become evident.
While we the canopy construction at Anzac Station progressing every day, it has gathered a lot of interest as it starts to take shape on St Kilda Road. On Wednesday, Channel 9 came out for an exclusive look at the structure and it featured on the evening news bulletin that night.
Station box construction
Down at the northern end of the concourse, it continues to be a hive of activity with the myriad of back of house rooms coming together with block work, roughing in of services and in some areas the start of first coats of sealant and paint. At the southern end works are far more progressed as the back of house area here sees some floors getting their first epoxy coating and the rough in of the lighting in others.
If you walked down to the platform level you can now stand on the future train platform, as the pre-cast sections of concrete continue to be installed from south to north. We’ve included a photo this week standing on top of the platform. A few things to note in the picture – If you look at the nearest pillar, you can see a groove at the bottom – this is final level that the topping slab of concrete and tiling for the finished station platform will come up to. Also in the top right of the photo you can see some steel structures hanging from the ceiling, these are the structures that will support the future platform screen doors.
You may have noticed in the most recent construction notification, there is a new section of road shown in the precinct map (we’ve included this same map in this week’s update) This is the road that we’re constructing right now in the southern section of site
The southern-most exposed section of the roof slab has now been waterproofed and the first layer of backfill applied. Next week this section will begin to actually resemble a road, with additional backfill and pavement works commencing.
Later this month we’ll be switching south bound traffic onto this section. We will have some night works to complete as we do the last bits of asphalting to tie this road into the existing lane – we’ll send around a separate construction notice when we’ve confirmed dates (and as always, we’ll keep you updated via this email)
Moving closer to the station canopy in section 2, we’ve just this week broken down the last of the D-wall closest to Melbourne Grammar School, next week we’ll start clean out this area and later in the week commence backfill closest to the wall.
While up in the northern end of the site, the high voltage (HV) works are continuing, which involve trenching and laying of conduit.
As I mentioned last week, CitiPower will be coming to site to do some of the works to tie their assets back into their network. These works are done under CitiPower’s own works permit – so they are carried out separately and notified separately – I’ve included a copy of their notification to this email. We’re obviously working closely with them on these works. You’ll see in their notice that there are works on the Shrine side near the pedestrian crossing at Park Street. There may be some pedestrian delays as they work in this area, but generally pedestrians will be able to get around their works. They’re also working at the pedestrian crossing over near Domain Road – we’re not expecting any pedestrian impacts here.
The works on Park Street have been pushed back until the 1st week of August. We’re expecting that these may be a little more disruptive, with the left turn from St Kilda Road into Park Street closed – and a pedestrian detour required during excavation. We’ll have some more detailed information about these works in next week’s update – and we’ll be sending out a specific construction notification to go with it.
One of the more prominent changes to site next week will be the removal of the site sheds nearest to the St Kilda Road tram stop at Park Street. Next week we’ll start removing these in preparation for some road works through this area, in some areas we’ll need to drop in concrete jersey barriers to fence off the site.
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|Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRP, Northern precast shaft FRP works, Excavation & waterproofingStage 2 – BackfillStage 3 – Kiosk Precast ErectionStage 4 – Backfill, road pavement works||Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRP, Northern precast shaft FRP works, Excavation & waterproofingStage 2 – BackfillStage 3 – Kiosk Precast ErectionStage 4 – Backfill, road pavement works||Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRP, Northern precast shaft FRP works, Excavation & waterproofingStage 2 – BackfillStage 3 – Kiosk Roof Slab FRP worksStage 4 – Backfill, road pavement works||Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRP, Northern precast shaft FRP works, ExcavationStage 2 – BackfillStage 3 – Kiosk Roof Slab FRP worksStage 4 – Backfill, road pavement works||Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRP, Northern precast shaft FRP works, ExcavationStage 2 – BackfillStage 3 – Kiosk Roof Slab FRP worksStage 4 – Backfill, road pavement works||Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRP, Northern precast shaft FRP works, ExcavationStage 2 – BackfillStage 3 – Kiosk Roof Slab FRP worksStage 4 – Backfill, road pavement works|
Thanks, Rob and Christian