The Victorian government has revealed Lend Lease will be managing the delivery of the Rod Laver Arena refurbishment.
Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced the contract for Lend Lease today.
“As well as being one of Australia’s biggest sporting venues, it is also one of our biggest concert venues, with more people go to see music and productions at Rod Laver area than any other stadium in Australia,” Allan said.
“This multi-million dollar project will help drive the Victorian economy and will create 1300 jobs during construction.”
The refurbishment will envision the construction of a new eastern entrance to the arena, a more efficient loading bay and automated retractable seating for the arena.
The refurbishment is part of the $700 million redevelopment of Melbourne Park, which includes the construction of new administration and media buildings.
General Manager of Lend Lease Building Victoria, Joe Kokai, said the refurbishment will enhance the Rod Laver Arena brand.
“We are thrilled to be again partnering with the Victorian government to significantly transform one of Australia’s most prolific sports and entertainment venues.”
Work on Rod Laver Arena will begin after the 2016 Australian Open.