2025

Expected to have attracted $17.5 billion in private sector investment

2025

Home to 20,000 residents

2025

Docklands is almost double the size of the Melbourne central business district.

2025

Home to 60,000 workers

Completion 2025 approx.

2013

More than 8000 residents and 38,000 workers

2013

Attracted $8.8 billion private sector investment since inception

2013

Highest concentration of Green Star rated buildings in the southern hemisphere

2013

100+ restaurants, cafes, bars. 100+ retailers. 100+ events per year. 41 public artworks. 741 marina berths

Halfway complete

1980s

Former dock area was largely disused and had fallen into disrepair

1997

Construction on the stadium commences

2009

Approximately 6000 residents. 12 hectares of parks and open space completed

1991

Docklands Authority, now Places Victoria, was established to oversee the area’s renewal

2001

First residential apartment tower completed. Docklands home to 650 residents

A new beginning

Docklands

  First 10 years Today Next 10 years & beyond 3000

The development of Melbourne Docklands, one of the largest urban renewal projects in Australia, is managed by Places Victoria.




Development so far

Docklands has passed the half way mark of development and the precinct is rapidly taking shape.

There are currently:

  • 9500 residents
  • 39,500+ workers
  • Head offices for corporations including ANZ, NAB, Melbourne Water, Myer, Australian Taxation Office, AMP, Lion, Pearson Publishing, Medibank, Ericsson, Channel 9, Channel 7 and Fairfax among others
  • More than 4,800 dwellings completed
  • Millions of visitors annually
  • Highest concentration of Green Star rated buildings in the southern hemisphere
  • 42 public artworks
  • 100+ restaurants, cafes and bars
  • 100+ retailers
  • 100+ events held annually
  • 741 marina berths (public and private)
  • 7km waterfront
  • 3.7 hectares of open space including 3 parks
  • $450m+ in public assets

Source: Places Victoria July 2014