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Vehicle Access & Pedestrian Safety Videos

The Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety Project will deliver a number of operational and safety improvements for Sydney Opera House. The project involves the construction of a new underground loading dock and the levelling of the existing roadway.

Video footage documenting all stages of the project including tunnel excavation, concrete pours, major milestones and the charismatic VAPS work force can been viewed via the links below.

The Future

Below is an animation on how VAPS will look upon completion.

Construction Progress Update December 2013 


The Truck Turning Bay (TTB) is an area of the new underground loading dock that enables vehicles to manoeuvre into a bay at the rear of the dock, unload goods and then exit directly.

The TTB is approximately 14 metres below ground level and is enclose at ground level by a post-tensioned concrete slab. In December, this ground slab was poured, marking a significant milestone in the project and facilitating the return of part of the construction site for public use.

This video documents the pour and provides information about the concrete pour and post-tensioned slab. 


Construction Progress Update August 2013 
New granite cobblestones are being laid in stages across the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. Filmed in August, 2013 this interesting feature includes information on granite selection, colour control, the source quarry and method of installation. 



Construction Progress Update June 2013  

The Sydney Symphony perform for the construction workers. 


Construction Progress Update November 2012   


Construction Progress Update November 2012 Sydney Opera House is currently constructing a new underground loading dock. Learn how our tunnelling team dig through the sandstone beneath the building, the powerful machines they use, their traditions and superstitions.

Construction Progress Update May 2012 

Sydney Opera House is currently undergoing the biggest construction project on site since the building opened in October 1973. Discover how a new loading dock is designed and built while keeping the Sydney Opera House running as usual. Watch while the team simulates the new dock operations, diverts a historic stormwater drain, and begins excavation on the Forecourt.




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