Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Little by little for Docklands Rotary
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Run for the Kids
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Johannesburg to Docklands
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Express workout for corporate workers
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Confusion over place names
Read more >>

New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Ultimate Kitchens and Bathrooms; Eyes on Docklands; polepole
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Bill fails to protect residents
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

A road trip companion
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Vertical village parcel delivery
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

More support for OCs in the new Bill
Read more >>

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford Image

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

Do not fear how love can hurt you
Read more >>

More corporate heavyweights for Docklands

03 Feb 2010

More  corporate heavyweights  for Docklands Image

By Alison Kinkade

The Australian Taxation Office will be moving to Docklands with national property developer, Walker Corporation, signing them to its 735 Collins St project.

The $250 million ATO building will form the first of four towers for the $750 million Quattro area of the Batman’s Hill precinct, which is being developed by Walker Corporation in partnership with the Kuok Group.

Billionaire property developer and executive chairman of Walker Corporation, Lang Walker, is positive that the ATO tower will provide the essential momentum needed for the rest of the development.

“To secure ATO as the anchor tenant is a great catalyst to help this new precinct take off and provide quality a-grade commercial space in Melbourne,” Mr Walker said.

Located on the corner of Collins St and Batman’s Hill Drive, the ATO tower will take up 38,000 square metres of the 136,000sqm precinct.

It is believed that Walker Corporation is also a front runner to attract the National Australia Bank to the precinct. NAB has signalled a need for an extra 40,000sqms of office space.

“We’re in negotiations with a number of other companies for commercial space within the remaining 735 Collins St towers and the Southern Goods Shed,” Mr Walker said.

Docklands is also experiencing an influx of media, with Fairfax moving into its new Collins St address late last year.

In a move that is set to strengthen Docklands’ status as Melbourne’s media hub, the Nine Network has sold its Richmond headquarters and is expected to move to Docklands.

717 Bourke St, which is nearing completion and sits opposite Etihad stadium, is now almost fully subscribed with energy firm BP Australia, insurance firms AIG and Marsh Australia and the Financial Ombudsman Service set to occupy the address.

It is thought that the Nine Network will occupy 8000 square metres of the building and will have to find additional studio space within Docklands to film The Footy Show.

It is believed that the television station will be moving into the 717 Bourke Street building later this year and will gain the signage rights.

Nine’s owner, PBL Media, failed to return calls from Docklands News.

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

Comments

  • amir imtiaz at 8:17pm on 14/05/11

    It is thought that the Nine Network will occupy 8000 square metres of the building and will have to find additional studio space within Docklands to film The Footy Show.

Page 1 of 1

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.

Docklands is Beautiful