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.