Federation Square Review

Federation Square is one of Melbourne's most iconic landmarks. It welcomes approximately 10 million visitors who flock there every year and is a stone's throw away from Flinders Street Station, the Melbourne Arts Precincts and Melbourne's sporting hub. It's a place where people can meet, gather and experience some of Victoria's best civic and cultural activities.

However, it is also going through a period of change with key infrastructure projects underway in the precinct and surrounding areas such as the construction of the Metro Tunnel, the redevelopment of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the ongoing transformation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

It's important for all Victorians that Federation Square continues to grow as an innovative and exciting place for the community and that's why the Victorian Government has announced a detailed review of Federation Square.

The review will consider ways to deliver a vibrant and attractive precinct, with more public and commercial space encouraging public gatherings and providing better access to the Yarra River.

The review will also focus on how Federation Square functions as a public space and the attractiveness of programming, activities and events across the precinct.

Photo of people at Federation Squarre

Public Consultation

Public consultation has now closed.

Consultation has been undertaken in two stages. The first stage sought feedback from individuals and stakeholders including cultural and commercial tenants and leaders in the festival, tourism and tenants’ sectors. Ideas generated in this stage were then examined further by community and stakeholder groups.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your views and ideas.

Public Consultation report

The report which outlines the Stage One community and stakeholder consultation findings is now available on Engage Victoria website.

Page last updated: 13 December 2019