Vic government seeking developer for Federation Square East site

16/09/2014 5:30 pm

Federation Square East

The search is on for the for a developer for the “jewel in the crown” of Melbourne’s mixed-use development sites, Federation Square East.

An expression of interest campaign has been launched by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Minister for Major Projects David Hodgett.

The 3.3 hectare Federation Square East site is a unique opportunity right in the heart of the city, said Ryan.

“Federation Square East will be a new jewel in Melbourne’s crown,” he said.

“We are offering a 3.3 hectare site with exceptional building layout and design flexibility to accommodate a mixed-use development. We are looking for a great design and exciting, active spaces to create a new destination that is the very essence of Melbourne."

Ryan noted that it will be a major new precinct, taking advantage of the site’s location close to transport, and is part of a government effort to unlock the underutilised land along the rail corridor, including E Gate, Flinders Street Station and Richmond Station.

“Together, this suite of projects represents opportunities for billions of dollars in development, the creation of thousands of jobs, and a project pipeline stretching out for decades,” he said.

“The successful proponent will secure the best development opportunity currently available in Melbourne in terms of location, flexibility, amenity, infrastructure and marketability.

“We have an excellent site in the heart of a prosperous city with a strong property market and I am looking forward to seeing what the innovation and creativity of industry can deliver for Melbourne,” Hodgett said.

The expressions of interest campaign ends on 11 December 2014.

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