Bayswater Community Zone
Excavation of the dive structure is now complete, with more than 60,000 tonnes of soil removed. With excavation complete, works to build the dive structure’s base slab were able to occur. This consisted of 18 concrete pours in total. The first slab pour (1 out of 18) happened on November 23, 2018 and the final slab was poured June 28, 2019.
The total volume of concrete poured for all base slabs in the dive structure is approximately 5400 cubic metres, the total weight of steel in slabs is approximately 1080 tonnes and the total area of waterproofing membrane used under the concrete base slabs is approximately 6500 metres squared.
Two parallel retaining walls are currently being constructed at the western end of the site. One of the walls will retain vegetation and the other, spanning 328m, will separate the rail reserve from the principal shared path (PSP). Along Whatley Crescent a mechanical rig has completed installation of 163 steel posts for the noise wall. Following community consultation in early May it was confirmed that the walls will be painted using an intermittent pattern of green, blue and grey.
Completion of this set of works is expected mid-year.
View a map of the Bayswater Junction design.