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Street view of Collingwood campus

Collingwood

20 Otter St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Postal Address:
Melbourne Polytechnic
Locked Bag 5
Preston 3072
Victoria, Australia

20 Otter St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Postal Address:
Melbourne Polytechnic
Locked Bag 5
Preston 3072
Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne Polytechnic Collingwood Campus Redevelopment project is a $40 mil investment by the Victorian Government.

It will:

  • create a revitalised place precinct in Melbourne’s vibrant inner north
  • establish a contemporary space for TAFE that fosters strong connections to industry and community
  • improve employment outcomes through vocational education and training in key priority industries
  • support social development and community connectedness.
Artist impression, street view of the Collingwood Campus transformation
Artist's impression by Tectura

Scope of Works

The project scope includes:

  • Refurbishment and fit-out of the existing Building A, a 10,200 m², eight-level building including roof top plant room on Level 8.
  • The fit-out works includes educational spaces for a range of technology related to creative arts, foundation studies, student amenities and support services and staff accommodation for Melbourne Polytechnic.
  • In addition, there are cold shell fit-out works for future expansion to accommodate for partner organisations, or further educational space expansion.  
  • Replacement of building plant and services infrastructure to the site.
  • Demolition of the existing TV studio pod extension (not universally accessible) and associated external stairs at the northern façade.
  • A new welcoming entrance at Perry Street and generally a more open and safer Perry Street frontage.
  • Refurbishment of terraces at Level 3 plus landscaping works, which provides for an indigenous cultural garden area at the northern part of the site.
Artist impression of Collingwood campus interior after transformation
Artist's impression by Tectura

Key project dates

The dates below provide an overview of expected building works for the weeks ahead and potential disruptions. Dates may be subject to change. 

Date

Activity

Potential disruption

Ongoing until February 2024

Internal fit out works

Expect occasional construction noise accompanied by light noise disturbances. Internal fit-out activities will involve the use of small handheld and power tools.

Ongoing until February 2024

Material deliveries

Traffic management controls needed at Otter Street entry. Light noise expected, low impact on the area.

Ongoing until February 2024

External works – Perry Street

Waste removal with occasional light noise. Involves truck and excavator operations.

Ongoing until February 2024

General building and
landscaping

Building works at Perry Street entrance include external and landscaping activities. Low impact, minimal disturbance to surrounding area.

This information was updated 6 February 2024.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project? Please contact our Collingwood Campus Redevelopment Project Team at mpcollingwoodredev@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au
Artist impression of future student breakout area at the Collingwood Campus
Artist's impression by Tectura
Artist impression, street view of the Collingwood Campus transformation from Perry St
Artist's impression by Tectura
Artist impression of the future Collingwood Campus Library
Artist's impression by Tectura