At Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP), we are committed to environmental sustainability and work consciously to minimise waste and reduce water and energy consumption.
Located on the banks of the Yarra, the M&OP precinct is one of the city’s many green, open spaces, contributing to Melbourne’s urban forest and helping reduce the ‘heat island’ effect caused by over-development in dense urban areas.
Five of the precinct’s most iconic buildings are LEED Gold certified, placing them in the same class as some of the most sustainable and energy-efficient buildings in the world.
The National Tennis Centre, Tennis HQ and CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park were built with best-in-class sustainability principles in mind as part of the Victorian Government’s near-$1 billion investment in the precinct.
Margaret Court Arena and Rod Laver Arena were also redeveloped to meet LEED Gold certification standards, and MCA was the first sports and entertainment arena in Australia to receive certification.
‘LEED’, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an international standard for buildings designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health outcomes.
Buildings and venues across the precinct use a range of smart solutions for ventilation, heating and cooling to minimise energy consumption, as well as energy-efficient LED lighting.
Rainwater is harvested and treated onsite to be reused for irrigation, and flow restrictors on fittings help minimise water consumption.
M&OP also aims to minimise waste associated with its events by stocking its venues with eco-friendly consumables.
CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park is trialling on-site composting to feed its kitchen garden, and has policies and partnerships in place to reduce food miles and support local, sustainable producers.