Jobs, Homes And Open Space In New Melbourne Quarter


18 September 2017

The first phase of an exciting new development linking Melbourne’s CBD with the Docklands is now complete, creating jobs, inner-city housing and new open space.

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined representatives from Lendlease to mark completion of Stage 1 of the Melbourne Quarter project – a new deck overlooking Wurundjeri Way.

The project was given the green light by the Andrews Labor Government. Since coming to power, the Government has approved more than $14 billion in projects in Melbourne’s CBD and surrounds.

The project is creating 15,000 jobs during construction and will become a thriving space for 12,000 workers once complete.

The Melbourne Quarter deck will connect three office towers on a 2.5 hectare site bordered by Collins and Flinders Streets – just opposite Southern Cross.

A centrepiece of the Melbourne Quarter project will be an elevated Skypark garden above Collins Street, as well as a separate public square at ground level.

Melbourne Quarter will also include:

The precinct is set to be a leader in environmental design principles, with more than half of the total development to be open space.

Completion of the first stage of the deck means structural works for the Skypark will begin in the coming months.

The entire Melbourne Quarter development will be completed by 2022.




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