The 2.5-hectare site is bordered by two of Melbourne’s most iconic streets – Collins and Flinders – and is directly opposite Melbourne’s busiest and best transport hub, Southern Cross Station. The neighbourhood’s seven buildings will bring together world-class design and innovation for residents, workers and the wider community, with the creation of new workplaces and homes, boutique dining and shopping, and communal green open spaces, including Melbourne’s first skypark.

Following planning approvals for One Melbourne Quarter and our three residential towers last year and for Melbourne Quarter Tower in March, momentum continues with the lodgement of Two Melbourne Quarter for planning in June. All three commercial towers will target a 6 star Green Star rating and a 5 star NABERS energy rating, with residential towers also targeting a 5-Star Green Star rating.

The jewel in the neighbourhood’s crown is its vibrant, technology-enabled, green public domain.  The skypark will sit above the hustle and bustle of Collins Street and is set to be an innovative and exciting addition to the precinct. Designed by DCM architects in collaboration with Aspect Oculus, it will become the city’s first elevated park featuring public spaces, Wi-Fi zones and bike facilities.

There will also be a new retail laneway connecting Collins and Flinders Street and a major new city square in the centre of Melbourne Quarter, which is set to be one of the most significant public spaces created in the central city since Federation Square.
 
Project Director, Brian Herlihy, said these various green and open spaces would promote wellbeing and a green city life for Melburnians.

“This is great news for Melbourne Quarter’s residents and workers, as well as visitors to the precinct, who will be able to enjoy many new outdoor urban spaces and laneways,” he said.

“Once complete, it will house approximately 3,000 residents and 12,000 workers, connecting Melbourne’s city grid to Docklands.

“We want this area to become a social, economic and residential hub that makes people’s lives better through a combination of great office and residential design, world-class amenity, vibrant retail and authentic public realm that references the rich heritage of the site. The team has been doing a great job in bringing the Melbourne Quarter vision to life and we look forward to providing further updates as the project progresses.”

Some great community-focused work has been undertaken to ensure the historic layers of our site are brought to life. This includes engagement with the local indigenous groups and the completion of the first stage of restorative works on our site’s heritage wall on Flinders Street. We look forward to seeing the wall become integrated into Melbourne Quarter to celebrate and preserve this authentic piece of Melbourne’s history.