Melbourne Park Stage 2 – David Hodgett
Melbourne Park Stage 2

The Melbourne Park redevelopment secures the future of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The project, which is worth more than $700 million, has created the best facilities of any Grand Slam venue in the world. Melbourne Park is the only such venue with three retractable roof arenas, effectively weatherproofing the Australian Open.

Stage 2 of the redevelopment has focused on the upgrade of facilities and amenities, with an emphasis on the comfort of patrons with more open space and shade, increased seating capacity, better public transport connections and easier movement in and around the precinct.

Project highlights

  • Significant upgrades to Rod Laver arena, including a new eastern-facing annex, expanded public concourse spaces, accessible entrances, back-of-house improvements and a new temporary stage with enhanced load bearing and retractable seating.
  • A new Batman Avenue bridge to improve connections from the city to the precinct.
  • New headquarters for Tennis Australia and Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, which will also be used as temporary media and broadcast facilities for the Australian Open.


Out and about with Hodgey