Roma Street station construction update - September & October 2022

Work continues at both the services and future station building, with construction of the perimeter and internal walls for the basement levels progressing well. In late 2022, we will reach ground level at the services building, with the station building reaching the surface in early 2023.

In September and October, work to install underground utility services will commence on Roma Street.

 

Roma Street utility service work

As part of station construction, new underground utilities (electrical and water services) are required to be installed on
Roma Street between Countess and Makerston streets.

To establish work areas, sections of the northern footpath will be temporarily realigned. Access will be maintained for vehicles and pedestrians.

Followng site establisment, construction activities will include installing service pits and water mains, and realigning underground high voltage lines.

You can learn more about these works at the dedicated page.
 

Platform 2 canopy construction

In October, work will start to install a new permanent roof canopy within the current work area on Platform 2 at Roma Street
busway station.

Most construction activities will be completed at night due to traffic permit requirements and will include:

  • Delivering materials and equipment to the Roma Street construction site and on the busway
  • Installing structural steel and roof sheeting
  • Use of the Roma Street station tower crane and mobile cranes
  • Installing electrical and communications services.

Platform 2 will remain operational and there will be no impact to busway services during this work.

You can learn more about the construction activities at Platform 2 on the dedicated page.
 

Roma Street underground cavern
 
Construction of the permanent lining of the Roma Street cavern continues underground.

The 280 metre long cavern will have a total of 25 concrete pours throughout 2022 to build the permanent lining.
 

Station building site

Opposite Makerston Street

The below works will be conducted during standard construction hours which are 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours, 6.30pm to 6.30am, due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology. Nearby residents will be notified in advance via letterbox drop or a poster in the apartment building mail room.

Constructing the new building

The below works are ongoing:

  • Delivering equipment and materials to the worksite.
  • Installing drainage and formwork.
  • Cutting and fixing reinforcing steel.
  • Large concrete pours to construct the building floors and walls.
  • Installing underground utility services along Roma Street.

 

Roma Street station

Busway Platform 2

The below works will be conducted during standard construction hours which are 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours, 6.30pm to 6.30am, due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology. Nearby residents will be notified in advance via letterbox drop or a poster in the apartment building mail room.

Platform 2 construction activities

The below works will occur until late 2022:

  • Modifying and reinstating existing platform columns.
  • Installing steel and roof sheeting to construct the platform canopy.
  • Installing lighting, CCTV and other services.
  • Delivering equipment and materials to the worksite via the Roma Street construction site and on the busway.
  • Use of the Roma Street construction site tower crane and mobile cranes.

 

Services building site

Opposite Garrick Street

The below works will be conducted during standard construction hours which are 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours, 6.30pm to 6.30am, due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology. Nearby residents will be notified in advance via letterbox drop or a poster in the apartment building mail room.

Constructing the new building

The following works will be ongoing:

  • Delivering equipment and materials to the worksite.
  • Use of cranes to install pre-cast concrete panels.
  • Cutting and fixing reinforcing steel.
  • Installing steel and pouring concrete.

 

Underground cavern and tunnelling

Acoustic shed, corner of Roma Street and Parkland Boulevard

The tunnelling and tunnelling support activities are undertaken 24 hours a day within the acoustic shed.

Cavern construction

The following works will be ongoing:

  • Constructing the permanent lining of the underground station cavern.
  • Installing steel and pouring concrete to build the cavern lining.
  • Transporting equipment and materials within the worksite.

 

Local streets

Roma Street between Countess Street and Parkland Boulevard

Some of the below activities will be completed out of normal construction hours due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology. Nearby residents will be notified in advance via letterbox drop or a poster in the apartment building mail room.

Services inspection

The following works will be ongoing:

  • Groundwater monitoring.
  • Investigating and installing underground services.

 

What to expect

  • Construction activity with potential for an increase in noise, dust, vibration, truck movements and workers.
  • Construction impact mitigation activities such as street sweepers, dust suppression and hoarding installation.
  • Regular concrete pours scheduled to start early in the morning.
  • Temporary traffic and pedestrian changes on Roma Street and surrounding streets.
  • Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form: