New bridge to improve precinct access

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Works have begun on the Batman Avenue Bridge – a new pedestrian gateway from Melbourne’s CBD to the iconic sports and entertainment precinct, Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

The bridge – part of the $338 million Melbourne Park ‘Stage Two’ redevelopment – will provide an express route to the precinct from the CBD, shaving travel time from Flinders Street Station to Melbourne Park to less than ten minutes.

The bride’s landing point is the heart of Melbourne Park, with direct access to Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Garden Square.

“The latest aspect of the redevelopment capitalises on the precinct’s close proximity to the city, and provides a convenient new entry for patrons attending sport and entertainment events at Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena,” says Brian Morris, CEO, Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

Construction of the bridge is expected to be finished in time for the 2017 Australian Open.

Stage Two of the Melbourne Park redevelopment also includes a major refurbishment to Rod Laver Arena and a new media building.

Melbourne Park hosts more than 200 events annually, while the Australian Open generates 1440 jobs each year in Victoria.

Media contact:
Enna Giampiccolo, Melbourne & Olympic Parks
0401 049 266
egiampiccolo@mopt.vic.gov.au