The Victorian Government has officially begun calling for industry submissions on the Federation Square East site.

State Minister for Major Projects, David Hodgett, said that the State Government was now seeking proposals from industry to understand what the project could include.

Specifically, the Government is seeking feedback on:

  • commercial structures;
  • ownership structures;
  • contractual structures;
  • the apportionment of risk; and
  • costs and extent of any State contribution required.

“From today, we are beginning a world-wide search for ideas for the Federation Square East site to transform it from a black hole in the city landscape to a mixed-use precinct with a focus on civic functionality and improved connections with its surrounding areas,” Mr Hodgett said.

“This project, like the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, is about finding new ways to revitalise the north bank of the Yarra and better integrate the CBD with both the river and our cultural, sporting and entertainment precincts.

The Federation Square East site is bounded by Federation Square to the west, Flinders Street to the north, Batman Avenue to the east and Birrarung Marr to the south. The majority of the site is currently taken up by rail lines. There is a total of 3.3 hectares of land included in the proposal, of which approximately 2.3 hectares is rail yards. The remaining hectare is currently used for car parking and associated uses.

Request for Industry Submissions documentation for Federation Square East is available from the Major Projects Victoria website