Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan launched the excavation works on Melbourne metro Anzac station that will be 300-metre-long, 30-metre wide, and 22-metre-deep station box. An acoustic shed will be built over the northern section of the Anzac Station site in mid-2019 to contain dust and noise as hundreds of workers remove around 400,000 tonnes of rock and soil to build the new station.
Anzac station is located underneath St Kilda Road on the edge of the Shrine of Remembrance Reserve. Anzac Station has been designed as a ‘pavilion in the park’, an integrated public building and landmark that connects seamlessly with surrounding parklands. The canopy above the tram interchange will be an architectural focal point, providing waiting passengers with year round weather protection. A large skylight embedded in the tram stop will fill the station concourse below with natural light.
Albert Road Reserve will be expanded and enhanced as a community park, providing a green link between the Shrine of Remembrance Reserve, Domain Parklands, Albert Park and beyond to Port Phillip Bay.
Currently, large-scale excavation is now underway across all five Metro Tunnel station sites with around 5 million tonnes of rock and soil set to be removed from beneath Melbourne to build the metro system.
“The Metro Tunnel will not only deliver more trains more often – it will create thousands of local jobs and kick-start the careers of hundreds of young Victorians,” Jacinta Allan said.
Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) consortium won the contract on main tunnelling works, five underground stations, station fit-out, mechanical and electrical systems and specific maintenance services for the infrastructure delivered by the package and commercial opportunities at the new stations. The consortium comprises Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital.