Site development updates

Building Australia’s leading innovation precinct, anchored by the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is committed to keeping the community informed on the development of the Carlton Connect innovation precinct, located on the site of former Royal Women’s Hospital.

You will find regular updates on this page. For more information and enquiries contact [email protected]


The University of Melbourne commenced remediation and site enabling works, as part of the redevelopment of the former Royal Women’s Hospital site, in April 2015.

Works included internal demolition from the Central (formerly 3AW) Tower, and the demolition of the Rita Harris and Kumm-Stephens buildings that were located on the corner of Grattan and Cardigan Streets.

The works, plus other minor enabling works, were completed in late 2016.

In 2016 the University of Melbourne also announced a shortlist of three respondents to its Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development of the next stage of the innovation precinct.

The University is currently working through the tender process and will make an announcement on the successful bid in 2017.

More information:
Past site development updates