Major Projects Victoria is delivering a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists as part of Stage 2 of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment.
The bridge will provide the public with direct access from Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr over Batman Avenue and into Melbourne Park.
Once completed, the bridge will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to walk from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square into Melbourne Park, and will provide a more enjoyable entry experience for people attending the Australian Open.
Designed by John Wardle Architects, the bridge will complement the landscape and provide a new vantage point over Speakers’ Corner.
Scheduled for completion in time for the 2017 Australian Open, the bridge will improve access and enhance the experience for people attending any event at Melbourne Park.
Name the Bridge Competition
The Batman Avenue bridge naming competition has now closed. The suggested names will now be considered by a panel who will in turn make a recommendation to the Minister for Sport. For further updates on the competition please follow Major Projects Victoria through the social media links in the header of this page.
Melbourne Park Redevelopment – Stage 2
The $338 million second stage of the redevelopment includes:
Administration and Media Building
- new administration facilities for Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Tennis Australia
- media and broadcast facilities for the Australian Open.
Batman Avenue Bridge
- a new primary pedestrian entrance to the precinct from the city
- a connection with Birrarung Marr to provide direct access from Flinders Street Station.
Rod Laver Arena Refurbishment
- new eastern-facing primary entrance, which will also provide food and beverage facilities and toilets
- an expanded public concourse space
- accessible entrances to the seating bowl
- significant back-of-house improvements to ensure that Rod Laver Arena can continue to host the best events in Australia.
Please see the Melbourne Park Redevelopment project page for more information.