Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Melbourne and Olympic Parks looks to stage increasing number of events

Melbourne and Olympic Parks looks to stage increasing number of events
April 12, 2021

Announcing that its new CENTREPIECE venue will open in September, Melbourne and Olympic Parks is looking to stage an increasing number of events during 2021.

Having staged 23 events across 60 event days and greeted more than 250,000 guests to the precinct in the first three months of the year, the announcement of the opening of CENTREPIECE was accompanied by the confirmation that it will host the Associations Forum 2021 National Conference on 6th and 7th September.

General Manager of the Associations Forum, Fatima Sunderji, said that the decision to partner with CENTREPIECE will be important in the sector reconnecting face-to-face, commenting “the Associations Forum’s mission is bringing associations together to share knowledge and best practice within the industry, through our range of member services and educational events.

“We are so honoured to be the first National Conference to make its mark on this state-of-the-art venue and can’t wait for our associations, charities and not-for-profit organisations to experience this firsthand.”

With flexibility for both small and large scale events, the new venue - spanning across three storeys - has capabilities to host intimate dinners, weddings, cocktail parties, conferences, galas or functions, and more.

It is also easily accessible by rail, road, path and river, while enjoying the scenic surroundings of Melbourne and the neighbouring Yarra River.

Melbourne and Olympic Parks General Manager of Premier Events and Experiences, Lara Burnes, has been eagerly anticipating the grand opening after more than four years of planning and three years of construction.

Looking forward to the opening, Burnes explained “it’s been a long time coming - and the team and I are buzzing with excitement to welcome Australians, and guests from abroad, to experience unparalleled events that leave you in awe.

“With CENTREPIECE located within our iconic Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct, the new venue will also become the official media centre for the Australian Open 2022. This year we were able to enjoy a sneak peek into how our venue will support the Aus Open, as well as interact with its surrounding sister venues.”

Images show the new CENTREPIECE. Credit: Melbourne and Olympic Parks.

Related Articles

9th April 2021 - Tourism Conference to explore reigniting Victoria’s visitor economy

12th April 2021 - Melbourne Convention Bureau announces available funding to offset business events costs

9th April 2021 - Victorian Government raises Coronavirus capacity limits for concerts, gyms, sporting venues, cinemas and museums

30th March 2021 - Save Victorian Events calls for Industry Taskforce

25th March 2021 - Victorian Government announces further easing of COVID restrictions

24th March 2021 - Geelong Major Events makes new appointment to ensure safe return of events

23rd February 2021 - Reduced crowd numbers sees Australian Open anticipating $99 million loss

8th February 2021 - COVIDSafe measures in place across Melbourne Park precinct for Australian Open

1st February 2021 - Work completed on Melbourne Park’s new Show Court Arena roof

7th January 2021 - Melbourne Park to be divided into three zones to ensure fan safety at Australian Open

23rd December 2020 - Melbourne Park’s three main venues to operate with at least 25% capacity for Australian Open

19th December 2020 - Victorian Government confirms Australian Open’s February dates and future at Melbourne Park

22nd September 2020 - CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park appoints Laura Reddaway as new Conference and Events Sales Manager

16th July 2020 - Design inspiration unveiled for new events venue CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park

9th September 2019 - Latest stage of Melbourne Park redevelopment now complete

16th May 2019 - Lendlease appointed to manage Stage 3 redevelopment of Melbourne Park

15th April 2019 - Work underway on latest stage of Melbourne Park redevelopment

10th January 2019 - Melbourne Park ready for 2019 Australian Open


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

Quayclean

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business