Powering up the Redevelopment

The $689 million RHH Redevelopment is progressing well with the installation of high voltage power cables scheduled to commence on the weekend.

RHH Redevelopment Project Director, Ben Moloney, advised that works to provide power to  K-Block were being conducted by TasNeworks and the Managing Contractor, John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture.

“These energy infrastructure works will power up K-Block as well as several other buildings in Hobart’s central business district.

Mr Moloney said that the Managing Contractor had provided advice that they intended to close Campbell Street between Liverpool and Collins Streets for two weeks to complete the works.

“The road will be closed to ensure the safety of the public and subcontractors during critical energy infrastructure upgrades.

“To minimise the disruption to commuters, the road closure has been scheduled during school holidays, between 5 am on Saturday, 14 April 2018 and 6 pm on Sunday 29 April 2018,” Mr Moloney said.

Mr Moloney wanted to reassure the community that access to the Royal Hobart Hospital would be maintained.

“Access to Liverpool Street including the RHH emergency department will remain the same,” Mr Moloney said.

“The affected area of Campbell Street will be under traffic management with vehicle access restricted to emergency services, Metro buses and local residents.”

Mr Moloney encouraged drivers to take alternative routes if they were travelling between the northern and southern suburbs to avoid delays.

“We appreciate the patience and support of commuters and the community while these essential works for the new K-Block are completed.

Mr Moloney said that the pouring of concrete slabs for level 5 of K-Block was already completed.

“By the end of the year, the structure for all ten floor slabs and precast fa├žade panels are due for completion and the installation of internal walls substantially progressed,” Mr Moloney said.

The Managing Contractor received permission to temporarily close Campbell Street from the Hobart City Council as the appropriate regulatory authority.

09 Apr 2018