Inner Metropolitan

A new seasonal outdoor stage with improved audience facilities will mean more COVIDSafe open-air theatre and music performances at the Malthouse Theatre.

The Marvel Stadium and precinct works deliver a sports and entertainment hub with revitalised eastern and southern entries, accessibility upgrades to stadium facilities, and an open community space available 7 days a week.

The Carlton Football Club’s extensive refurbishment will create an integrated high-performance centre and a new indoor training facility while upgrading lighting and spectator amenities.

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The new 3,700sqm Sound Stage 6 will be one of the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, increasing Melbourne’s filming capacity by 60 per cent and helping to attract large international productions.

This project will significantly upgrade Federation Square to provide greater recognition of First Peoples cultures, as well as connections with nearby arts and sports precincts.

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The new Jack Dyer Pavilion at Citizens Park delivers improved facilities for local cricket and AFL clubs as well as casual users.

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By including new change rooms for AFLW and other refurbishments, the Victoria Park Redevelopment will provide better facilities for the next generation of players.

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Already the premier venue for basketball, the John Cain Arena gets a facelift with new video screens and a public address system, upgraded corporate areas, and improved amenities for players and broadcasters.

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Providing a focal point for both casual and organised recreation, the new inclusive and accessible pavilion in Parkville will cater for future demand across a range of sports.

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Stage 3 at Melbourne Park builds a 5000-seat tennis arena and CENTREPIECE, a Conference and Events Centre, with function and interview rooms, an auditorium and broadcast facilities.

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Nicholson Village will be transformed through landscaping, tree planting, street furniture, public artwork, signage and footpath improvements.

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The new home of netball and hockey in Australia, the Parkville Centre gains major new facilities, including six new indoor courts, an indoor hockey facility, conditioning gym and office space.

Richmond Football Club’s Punt Road headquarters becomes an integrated high-performance training facility that will also host AFLW and VFL matches and community programs.

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The State Sport Centres Trust will upgrade the iconic sports facilities under its stewardship: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), State Netball Hockey Centre and Lakeside Stadium.

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Operational funding for the State Sport Centres Trust will support Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Parkville, Lakeside Stadium and the MSAC Institute of training.

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The old and outdated netball facilities are redeveloped with a focus on female-friendly amenities and greater social inclusion in recreation.

Taking place between Spring and Exhibition Street, this project involves the conversion of parking spaces into pedestrian priority zones and spaces for outdoor dining.

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The Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct will be established as an internationally renowned centre of innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and design.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe setting will bring social life back to Meaden Street.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe setting will bring social life back to Napier Street.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe setting will bring social life back to York Street.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe setting will bring social life back to Bridport Street.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe setting will bring social life back to Moubray Street.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe manner will bring social life back to Bridge Street.

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Temporary parklets that allow businesses to offer services in an outdoor, COVID-Safe setting will bring social life back to Spring Street South.

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Parking spaces in alleyways between Exhibition and Russell Street in Melbourne will be converted into pedestrian zones and outdoor dining spaces.

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Parking spaces in alleyways between Swanston and Russell Street in Melbourne will be converted into pedestrian zones and outdoor dining spaces.

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Parking spaces in alleyways between Spring and Exhibition Street in Melbourne will be converted into pedestrian zones and outdoor dining spaces.

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Parking spaces in alleyways between Russell and Swanston Street in Melbourne will be converted into pedestrian zones and outdoor dining spaces.

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Parking spaces in alleyways between Exhibition and Russell Street in Melbourne will be converted into pedestrian zones and outdoor dining areas.

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This is the largest cultural infrastructure project in Australian history. Phase One will deliver a new immersive outdoor space and contemporary art gallery, as well as upgraded access throughout the precinct.

Lead by the Australian Sports Network, the centre is connected to the Digital Hub in Cremorne. More than 500 companies benefit from coworking space through networking, mentoring programs and workshops.

Conserving one of Port Phillip Bay’s iconic landmarks, Princess Pier. Significant maintenance to the pier will ensure it can be enjoyed by the public for many generations to come.

Area overview

We acknowledge and recognise and Traditional Owners of the land within the regional area being the Wurundjeri People and the Bunurong People.

The Inner Metropolitan region extends from the Flemington Racecourse and Kensington to Port Phillip Bay at Port Melbourne and St Kilda. It includes some of Melbourne’s most iconic places, including the Arts Precinct, the central business district, the Port of Melbourne and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

This is a vibrant and proudly multicultural region with strong connections to countries and communities around the world. It is home to some of the country’s most best-known artists, community organisations, businesses and universities.

Inner Metropolitan Melbourne will continue to be a major driver of economic prosperity and productivity. Its role and shape will continue to evolve as the local and global economy changes. Major urban renewal precinct developments, including Docklands, Fishermans Bend and Arden-Macaulay, the Hoddle Grid, Parkville and St Kilda Road, also play a key role in shaping the region.

Opportunities

The Inner Metropolitan Partnership, in consultation with local communities, has identified a need for:

  • investment in local services and infrastructure to meet the needs of the growing population
  • attracting innovative and creative businesses to develop a new creative economy
  • investment in Aboriginal and migrant communities to develop career pathways.
Page last updated 21 Jul 2022
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