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Melbourne and Olympic Parks announce venue refurbishment plans

Melbourne and Olympic Parks announce venue refurbishment plans
November 29, 2018

The Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust (M&OP) has announced a series of refurbished venues across its world-class events precinct located on the edge of Melbourne’s vibrant CBD. Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena have been redeveloped to offer exciting new event options, and combined with AAMI Park and Melbourne Arena, are set to offer an enhanced premier experience for businesses and associations across Australia and abroad.
M&OP is about to embark on stage-three of its $1 billion redevelopment. Offering an array of unique spaces, the venues are fully flexible and customisable for large or small parties, and indoor or outdoor locations.
“Few venues in Australia can connect guests as directly, and as intimately, with the city as we can.  Equally, not many could host the span of extravagant sit-down galas hosted within our premier function spaces to iconic dinners under the stars in our retractable-roofed Margaret Court Arena – where guests will be thrilled to know they are seated where the greats of tennis have played,” says Lara Burnes, General Manager – Premier Events & Experiences, M&OP. 
“Ultimately, we work to cater to bespoke experiences and are inspired by delivering successful events that create an iconic and memorable experience for our clients.”
In addition to venue spaces, M&OP offers exceptional catering options for events. 
“I’ve run two large events with M&OP and both experiences have been seamless,” says Monica Stiles, Change Advisor, CSIRO Organisational Development & Change. “Words that come to mind when I think of the M&OP team include trusted, reliable and world-class. They go that extra mile for our event needs and their event spaces are outstanding."
M&OP venues include: 

  • Rod Laver Arena (Centre Court during the Australian Open), perfect for hosting intimate gatherings  within its exciting brand-new open spaces.

  •  AAMI Park, the site of Melbourne’s award-winning stadium for football, rugby union and rugby league, offers an array of spaces that can cater for events from 10 to 1000 guests

  • Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena, which both present exciting large-scale event formats for 200 to 8500 guests with flexibility for formal dinners, cocktail-style events, galas and conferences.(pictured top)

Looking to 2022, a new state-of-the-art conference centre with the capacity to host 3000 guests will join M&OP’s list of arenas, stadiums and venues. The new development promises to elevate M&OP’s capabilities with bookings available from early 2019.
For more details on M&OP contact Lara Burnes E: or visit

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2nd March 2018 - Redevelopment work recommences in Rod Laver Arena’s anniversary year

31st May 2017 - Calls for renaming of Margaret Court Arena after Grand Slam winner’s comments on gays

10th May 2017 - Former Gold Coast Suns Chief Executive joins Melbourne and Olympic Parks team

17th March 2017 - Melbourne and Perth emerge as potential 2022 Commonwealth Games hosts

7th December 2016 - New executive appointments at Melbourne & Olympic Parks

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4th September 2015 - Margaret Court Arena receives LEED Gold certification

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