Melbourne, 20th August: According to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), its expansion project is well underway as the supporting steel structure is now in place. The expansion will cost more than $A300 million (US$237 million) and will be underwritten by the Victorian Government. In addition to the 20,000 m2 expansion of MCEC, the project will also include a new hotel and a car park.
Construction work is scheduled to be completed by mid-2018 and MCEC reports that 900 new jobs will be created through the project. In addition, during construction, some 700 temporary jobs will be created.
MCEC Director of Strategy and Innovation Michael Walsh stated, “The additional 20,000 m2 of multi-purpose event space will be fully connected and integrated with existing buildings, ensuring Melbourne remains a world leader in the business events industry while providing even more economic and social benefits to Victoria.”
Source: Plenary Group press release