Melbourne Park Redevelopment – Stage 2 commences
Minister for Sport John Eren launched the beginning of Stage 2 of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment on the eve of the 2015 Australian Open.
The $338 million allocated to Stage 2 promises to further enhance the world class precinct with:
- a pedestrian gateway from the heart of Melbourne to Melbourne Park over Batman Avenue
- an eight storey Administration and Media building
- improvements to patron comfort and amenities in Rod Laver Arena.
Also launched was the design for the bridge by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration. The bridge will be a stylish addition to the precinct, not to mention making it much easier for people to get to and from Flinders Street Station. Works on Stage 2 are expected to be complete within five years.
Melbourne Park currently hosts over 200 events a year, providing $421 million in economic benefit to the State and creating 3,140 FTE jobs.
These ongoing improvements will ensure that Victoria can continue to host important international events such as the Australian Open for many years to come.