Telstra has announced plans to construct a $100 million cloud centre in Melbourne's south east.


State Technology Minister, Gordon Rich-Phillips, said the project will see as many as 500 new jobs created during the construction phase of the project.


“This $100 million investment by Telstra is part of the company’s continuing $800 million investment in cloud computing which will deliver significant economic benefits for the Clayton area and increase activity in the broader Victorian economy," Mr Rich-Phillips said.


“Once complete, the 2,000 square metre cloud centre will provide a modern facility that will house Telstra’s future revenue generating platforms, such as enterprise cloud services, and showcase the latest data centre design and energy efficiency."