Development Victoria

Current Works

MCG Footbridge closure

    Why is the MCG Footbridge closed?

        The MCG Footbridge (or ‘Tube Bridge’) will be partially closed to allow construction of a new show court / arena and function and media centre as part of Stage 3 of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment.

            The bridge is located between Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Arena, connecting Melbourne Park to the southern end of the MCG concourse.

                How long will the bridge be closed? 
                  The bridge was closed during the 2019 Australian Open and is expected to remain closed until the Melbourne Park Redevelopment is completed in 2023.

                      What are the alternative travel routes for pedestrians?
                        Alternative pathways for pedestrians and cyclists have been developed by Development Victoria and Melbourne and Olympic Parks. These include the use of William Barak Bridge and Edwin Flack Bridge for pedestrians and low mobility patrons to travel north to south across the precinct.

                          Cyclists are encouraged to travel along Batman Avenue and Olympic Boulevard.

                              Can pedestrians still access the Rod Laver Arena / Melbourne Park tram stop from the MCG via the footbridge?
                                The northern section of the MCG Footbridge will remain open and will continue to provide a pedestrian connection between the MCG and the Rod Laver Arena / Melbourne Park tram stop and Melbourne Park northern entrance.

                                    The bridge closure point will be immediately south of the ramps leading to the tram stop.