Southbank works: care needed

People getting their exercise with a bike ride near Southbank need to be alert to service proving works on the Promenade over the next two weeks.

The works are minor in nature and are to prepare for long-term security upgrades along Southbank Promenade being delivered by City of Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian Government and Victoria Police.

The security enhancements being installed at Southbank will provide greater security for pedestrians, while maintaining the area’s appeal and amenity, and enabling the concrete blocks to be removed.

Works will be undertaken between Monday 6 and Friday 17 April, 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. To minimise disruption, no work will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

At times, small areas may be fenced to contain work and equipment. These areas will be signed to direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists safely around the area.

Service proving involves finding electricity, telecommunication, drainage, sewerage and other services that are located underground.

Note that the City of Melbourne’s upgrades to a 300 meter section of Southbank Promenade between Evan Walker Bridge and Princes Bridge is separate to these security measures. The works between Evan Walker Bridge and Princes Bridge have now been postponed to 2021.