Global Rail Australia Awarded Significant Construction Project for Development Victoria
Global Rail Australia has commenced a significant civils and structures contract with Development Victoria to upgrade pedestrian access between Spencer and Flinders Street in Docklands, Melbourne. The Rail Undercroft site had been closed off to the public during construction of Lend Lease’s Melbourne Quarter, and includes approximately 1000sq.m of land underneath the rail viaduct between Spencer and Flinders Street, Docklands. It will reopen as part of the upgrade works in early 2021, creating a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting the corner of Spencer Street and Flinders Street to Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter Plaza.
Global Rail Australia’s pedestrian upgrade works include:
- Removal of the existing hoarding and surface finishes
- Bulk excavation of existing ramp
- New drainage and lighting
- New bluestone pavers and access ramp
- New landscaping and handrail
- Associated electrical works
All works are executed during live rail operations above the work location under supervision. Demarcation of the site has been undertaken and will be maintained throughout the works between the Melbourne Quarter apartments and Spencer Street. A Traffic Management Plan was completed which includes a 3-month lane closure and hard barriers along Flinders Street to maintain safe pedestrian access.
Global Rail Australia’s staging program, procedures and procurement plan will play an important part in the success of this project.
Throughout the works, Global Rail Australia’s project team will work in close co-operation with Development Victoria and other key stakeholders to ensure a cohesive and timely delivered project.
The site team are also pro-actively contributing to the discussions on management of COVID-19 and works are proceeding with all necessary measures in place
Please see following link to Development Victoria’s media release for additional background: https://www.development.vic.gov.au/news/work-on-a-new-pedestrian-route-between-docklands-and-the-cbd-begins