VIC Major Projects Conference 2019

27-28 November 2019
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Draft master plan released for University Square redevelopment

Posted On August 31, 2016

University square is set to be transformed into a greener and much larger open space as part of plans to upgrade the area. Over 200 trees will be planted within the redeveloped square, which is set to be expanded by 8700 square metres.

The extra space will allow for more activities and events to occur within the square. A water feature will be installed as long as new art features and a new biodiversity corridor.  The total cost of the redevelopment is reportedly $8.8 million, which is made up of

$3.75 million from the Victorian Government

$3.05 million from the Victorian Government

$2 million from the University of Melbourne

The new square will be complimented by the brand new Parkville Station, which will be located underneath Grattan Street.  It is expected that 60,000 commuters will use the station each day by 2031, thanks to the Parkville area employing 32,000.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle spoke of the importance of the projects stating “'Melbourne’s gardens, parks and open spaces are a major contributor to our liveability. It is vital that we plan and invest now to ensure future generations continue to have access to quality green areas.'

Similarly, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis was excited by the project, stating: 'The release of these designs is a welcome step forward in redeveloping University Square. And we’re excited to see how the final redevelopment will complement the future University station, which will make this valuable public amenity even more accessible,' the Vice-Chancellor said.

The full master plan is available at the following link:

http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/universitysquare 

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