Working in partnership with the City of Melbourne, Mirvac embarked on a unique community consultation process to shape the direction and renewal of the public domain at the base of the buildings. Representatives of residents and business people from the local community subsequently formed a Community Reference Group who guided the direction of the public space through the design process.
The final park design includes 1,200 square metres of new landscaping, outdoor working areas, communal facilities and seating set to be complete by April 2018.
Also contributing to the local community is a significant public art installation that wraps around the car park at the base of 2 Riverside Quay, created by local Melbourne artist Britt Salt.
The revitalization of the retail precinct at Riverside Quay aims to bring the CBD’s iconic laneways across the river to Southbank, and will be complete by April 2018.
Characterised by welcoming, activated spaces for casual dining and recreation, the new look precinct will welcome a number of new food and beverage retailers, including Asado Bar and Grill. Set amid bustling laneways, the assortment of eclectic outlets will create an authentic Melbournian experience for the area’s burgeoning workforce, as well as residents and tourists who visit the area daily.
“Melbourne is known as the food and drink capital of Australia and our aim is to further enhance this reputation by adding yet another ‘must visit’ destination to Melbourne’s already extensive array of culinary hotspots. The new precinct at Riverside Quay will offer plenty of alfresco dining options in its laneways, bespoke common areas and a public square, inviting patrons to experience the unique local culture and river views of this iconic location, beyond the nine-to-five.” – Mirvac’s Development Director, Frank Lonetti.