The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project involves creation of twin underground train tunnels and a new underground train station in Parkville. This new infrastructure will be located near to key research and medical areas of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne.
Research and medical areas of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne have specific requirements with respect to acoustics, vibration and electromagnetic fields (EMF), with much more stringent criteria than standard commercial and residential areas. These stakeholders in the Parkville Precinct required independent advice and technical review of the proposed design and construction plans and management processes.
Resonate has been engaged by the stakeholders to provide advice throughout the planning, design and construction stages of the project. Our role has included:
- Input into the planning processes to ensure that controls were included addressing the specific acoustic, vibration and EMF requirements of the Parkville Precinct.
- Input into stakeholder meetings.
- Peer review of construction noise and vibration impact assessments, and mitigation measures.
- Review of contractor construction monitoring processes and results.
- Peer review and input into the operational acoustic, vibration and EMF assessment process.
- Baseline and construction monitoring for acoustics, vibration and EMF.
Construction of the Metro Tunnel Project is currently underway, with completion due for 2025. Resonate’s involvement has enabled the Parkville Precinct stakeholders to provide specific technical feedback into and review of the design and construction of the project.
Our involvement has ensured that conditions for the control of operational EMF impacts on sensitive research areas were included in the planning approval, a first for Victoria.