Linear Park

The Linear Park will provide a high-quality landscaped open space for the Southbank campus and an important new pedestrian connection from Sturt St through to Dodds St, which is to be partially closed to traffic permanently in 2018 and landscaped as part of a separate project by the City of Melbourne.

The Linear Park adjacent to The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. Render courtesy of John Wardle Architects.

The Linear Park will include spaces for outdoor performance and will be bordered by a new food and beverage outlet and cyclist end-of-trip facility for staff. The park will run through the southern half of the Southbank campus and will link Dodds and Sturt streets, opening up the heart of the campus and inviting interaction between students, the public and local performers. The park is designed alongside the University’s Southbank campus redevelopment as well as the City of Melbourne’s Southbank Precinct project and will seamlessly integrate the two projects in both function and aesthetic, encouraging better movement and social interaction in the precinct.

Feedback and consultation

The Southbank Campus Redevelopment program has been undertaken in close collaboration with the Victorian State Government, our philanthropic partners, the University of Melbourne, Faculty staff and students, and our Southbank neighbours.

To discuss the project, ask questions or give feedback please contact our project team at


  • Aspect Architects


  • Spaces for outdoor performance
  • New food and beverage outlet
  • Cyclist end-of-trip facility for staff
  • Walkways connecting The Ian Potter Southbank Centre to Southbank Campus and the Melbourne Arts Precinct


  • The Linear Park is due for completion in early 2019


  • The Ian Potter Foundation
  • The Myer family and Myer Foundation
  • Victorian Government
  • City of Melbourne