Despite rumours of a takeover earlier this week, Lendlease has been named as the Victorian Government’s choice to deliver the $271.55 million Stage 3 of the Melbourne Park redevelopment.
Having managed the delivery of the previous two stages of the redevelopment, including refurbishment of the Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arenas, Lendlease is developing a growing portfolio of sporting and entertainment precinct work.
Other projects include the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval and Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium.
Stage 3 works have already commenced, with demolition of the old function and media centre starting in April. A new centre will take its place, including a 1,000 seat function room, interview rooms, a 200-seat auditorium and broadcast studios.
A new 5,000-seat show court arena will also be built as part of the Stage 3 construction. Over 600 full-time construction jobs will be created as a result of the works.
Minister for Tourism, Martin Pakula, said the redevelopment will reaffirm Melbourne Park’s status as a world-class facility.
“This major redevelopment at the heart of Melbourne’s sports and events will create thousands of jobs and bring tens of thousands of visitors to Victoria every year,” he said.
Lendlease is expected to complete works for Stage 3 ahead of the 2023 Australian Open.
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