Bayswater Community Zone
Concrete pours have commenced for the construction of the base slab for the Bayswater dive structure. Building the base slab requires pouring 4050 cubic metres of concrete, which will be completed over 18 separate sessions. Of the 18 pours four were completed last year.
Due to the complexity of each pour, works are required to start early guaranteeing minimal disruption from traffic. Once a pour begins it needs to continue until completed. On the day of the pours, work will begin from 4am and continue during normal construction hours, finishing at 7pm. Out of hours approval has been received from the City of Bayswater. The dates of each of the pours may change depending on weather conditions and construction schedules:
| February 2019
|| March 2019
|| April 2019
- Pour 5 - Thursday 7 (complete)
- Pour 6 - Wednesday 20
- Pour 7 - Tuesday 12
- Pour 8 - Tuesday 19
- Pour 9 - Wednesday 27
After completing the construction of the base slab for the Midland Line overpass in the second half of 2018, focus has now shifted to the southern retaining wall. Once poured and cured, the 160m-long wall will be backfilled with 4800 cubic metres of soil excavated from the dive structure. The finished construction will enable the city-bound Midland Line to cross over the Forrestfield Line.
Excavation of the dive structure is ongoing and 85 per cent complete. To date, more than 50,000 tonnes of soil have been removed.
Later this month the now redundant main drain pipes, replaced by new pipes laid by a micro-tunnelling machine mid last year, will be removed.
Other upcoming works include the construction of the second and third retaining wall for the principal shared path (PSP) along Whatley Crescent, followed by preparation works for the construction of noise walls.