Project Description


Major Projects Victoria

Project Value:

$1.4 billion

Project Design:

Wood Bagot & NH Architecture



The new Melbourne Convention Centre is fully integrated with the existing Melbourne Exhibition Centre to create the most versatile and advanced convention and exhibition centre in the Southern Hemisphere.

Constructed under a PPP contract, the centre is accredited with the first 6 star green star environmental rating in Australia for a convention centre, it offers visitors a mix of natural light and fresh air while using a range of power saving initiatives.

In what is another first, the 5,000-seat Plenary Hall can be divided into three self-contained, accoustically separate halls, offering clients greater flexibility with their event planning.

The convention centre features:

  • John Batman Theatre – seats 1,519
  • Latrobe Theatre – seats 494
  • Bellarine – seats up to 2,500 for a plenary session, 1,800 for a gala dinner or 500 for a self-contained conference including plenary, break-outs, catering and registration
  • Small meeting rooms – seat between 30 – 800
  • Up to 7,300m² carpeted exhibition space
  • Dedicated media room
  • Organiser’s offices
  • Registration/reception areas.

WT Partnership prepared Builders Quantities for 2 of 3 consortia bidders and undertook the role of Independent Certifier for the project financier.