VIC Gov – Melbourne Park Redevelopment – Victoria - Project Profile

VIC Gov – Melbourne Park Redevelopment – Victoria - Project Profile


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The Victorian Government (VIC Gov) is redeveloping the Melbourne Park project in Victoria, Australia.

The project involves redevelopment of Melbourne Park and being implemented in three stages.

Stage I (US$274 million):


The extension of the southwest external concourse surrounding Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Show Court 2. Improved connections between Rod Laver Arena, the Oval and Hisense Arena and the addition of rainwater harvesting and treatment facilities.

Cox Architects and Populous were appointed as architect and Bovis Lend Lease as EPC contractor.

Construction works completed in September 2011.


The construction of an elite tennis training facility, including eight indoor courts, 13 outdoor courts, and ancillary infrastructure incorporating change rooms, a gym and recovery facilities; a 1,000 space car park; an elevated deck to the east of Hisense Arena; and a bridge over Olympic Boulevard, providing an above-grade connection between the Eastern Plaza and AAMI Park.

Jackson Architecture has been appointed as architect and Watpac appointed as EPC contractor.

In December 2012, construction works completed.


An upgrade to Margaret Court Arena, including an addition 1,500 seats, a retractable roof and a fully enclosed foyer and concourse; and upgrades to Rod Laver Arena’s internal concourse, including the provision of additional food and beverage facilities.

NH Architecture and Populous were appointed as architects and Lend Lease appointed as EPC contractor.

Construction works completed.

Stage II (US$254 million):


The construction of an eight-story administration and media building to provide new administration facilities for Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Tennis Australia and temporary media and broadcast facilities for the Australian Open.

Hassell was appointed as architect in November 2014 beating Lyons Architects and a consortium of Woods Bagot, NH Architecture, and Populous.

In November 2014, Built Pty Ltd was awarded the design and construction contract and the construction work commenced in February 2015 and completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.


The construction of a new Tanderrum bridge over Batman Avenue which will provide a new primary pedestrian entrance to the precinct from the city and a connection with Birrarung Marr to provide direct access from Flinders Street Station.

John Wardle Architects in collaboration with NADAAA, OCULUS Landscape Architect and engineers GHD was appointed as design contractor in November 2014.

Fitzgerald Constructions Australia Pty Ltd has been appointed as EPC contractor.

In September 2015, construction works commenced.

On December 22, 2016, construction works on Tanderrum bridge completed and officially opened for the public.


The refurbishment of Rod Laver arena involves a 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.

Cox Architecture was appointed as architect for the refurbishment of Rod Laver Arena in November 2014. Norman Disney & Young (NDY) has been appointed as a design consultant for Rod Laver Arena.

On March 31, 2015, tender issued for the Rod Laver Arena with the submission deadline on April 28, 2015.

In June 2015, four contractors were shortlisted. The shortlisted contractors are Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd (Brookfield Multiplex), Built Pty Ltd, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd and Lend Lease Building Contractors Pty Ltd (Lendlease).

In November 2015, Lend Lease appointed as a construction contractor.

Construction works are underway.

Stage III (US$204 million):

The construction of a new multi-purpose 5,000-seat sunken show court and arena, central terrace with a new elevated outdoor public space, a function and media center, broadcast studios, central kitchen, loading dock, new and improved pathways, new scoreboards, signage, and logistics hub.

A US$1.36million contract awarded to NH Architecture Pty Ltd to review the master plan, and a US$129,576 contract award to Birruu Australia Pty Ltd to conduct survey for the project.

VIC Gov issued expressions of interest (EOI) for Lead Consultant and Architect Services for the Stage III with submission deadline as on June 6, 2017, and also for Services Engineering Consultant, and Structural/Civil Engineering Consultant with submission deadline as on June 20, 2017.

On April 27, 2017, VIC Gov announced to invest US$204 million for the development of Stage III as part of the state budget for 2017/18.

Construction activities on Stage II are underway with completion scheduled by 2019. Construction works on stage III are scheduled to commence in 2019 and will be completed by 2022.


The project involves the redevelopment of the Melbourne Park in Victoria, Australia.

The US$732 million project includes the following:

1. Development of external concourse surrounding Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Show Court

2. Improved connections between Rod Laver Arena, the Oval and Hisense Arenaa

3. Upgrades to Rod Laver Arena’s internal concourse

4. Refurbishment of Rod Laver Arena

5. Construction of rainwater harvesting and treatment facilities.

6. Construction of tennis training facility

7. Construction of eight indoor courts

8. Construction of 13 outdoor courts

9. Construction of change rooms

10. Construction of a gym

11. Construction of a 5,000-seat sunken show court and arena

12. Construction of central terrace

13. Construction of a central kitchen

14. Construction of a loading dock

15. Construction of a logistics hub

16. Construction of a 1,000 space car park

17. Construction of a bridge over Olympic Boulevard

18. Construction of addition 1,500 seats in Margaret Court Arena

19. Construction of a retractable roof in Margaret Court Arena

20. Construction of administration and media building

21. Construction of a new bridge over Batman Avenue

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