On 23 April the Victorian Government announced $271.55 million to complete the third stage of the state-of-the-art Melbourne Park redevelopment and guarantee that Melbourne retains the Australian Open until at least 2036.
The third stage will feature a new multi-purpose 5,000-seat Show Court/Arena, a large welcoming Central Terrace providing a new elevated outdoor public arrival and entertainment space, a function and media centre featuring broadcast studios, central kitchen, loading dock and a vastly improved logistics hub to deliver better guest and hirer experiences.
This project is expected to create 600 construction jobs, and many thousands more afterwards as more and more people flock to Melbourne to see to world’s best sporting heroes and megastars in music and entertainment.
Construction works are currently powering ahead on the $338 million Stage Two redevelopment of Melbourne Park.
Stage 2 works include a new ‘front door’ for Melbourne Park via the newly constructed Tanderrum Bridge over Batman Avenue from Birrarung Marr, a new Administration and Media Building (Tennis HQ), and a significant refurbishment of Rod Laver Arena.