Melbourne Park Redevelopment reaches completion

For the first time in over a decade, the Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) precinct is free from construction, following the practical completion of CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park and Show Court Arena.

The new venues are the final pillars of the $972 million Melbourne Park Redevelopment, which commenced in 2010 and across three stages has helped to secure M&OP’s position as Australia’s premier sports and entertainment precinct.

The redevelopment contributed significantly to the state’s economy, including the creation of 2,300 full-time jobs during its completion, and will ensure Melbourne Park remains the home of the Australian open until 2044.

Made possible by the vision and support of the Victorian Government, Development Victoria, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Tennis Australia and M&OP, key highlights of the three-stage redevelopment include:

  • Upgrades of Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and John Cain Arena.
  • Works on the Eastern Plaza, including the creation of the National Tennis Centre, public plaza, multi-level car park and Edwin Flack Bridge, connecting the precinct with AAMI Park.
  • Construction of Tanderrum Bridge, connecting the precinct with direct pedestrian access to Flinders Street Station.
  • Construction of Tennis HQ, the new administrative facility for M&OP and Tennis Australia.
  • Construction of CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, a new 3000sqm conference and events centre.
  • Construction of Show Court Arena, a new 5000-seat multi-purpose arena.
  • Sustainability works, including the installation of a 4.5 megalitre rainwater harvesting tank under Grand Slam Oval.