In seeking to create great project outcomes, we also make the occasional headline. Here are the latest stories, opinions and commentary about 3L Alliance projects and related issues, from local and international media.

16 December 2018

Queens Place Construction Update-November 2018

Site works at Queens Place continue to progress well with the main focus being the ongoing basement structural works. Multiplex are currently working on the level 5 basement slab having completed the level 6 (lowest level) slab in November.

Site Works Status:

  • Lift shafts are also progressing well with the main lift core at basement 4 and second lift core at basement level 3.
  • Services contractors continue with work with the structural trades to complete the basement.
  • At street level Multiplex have installed all the pedestrian gantries and will reopen the footpaths shortly.

16 November 2018

Queens Place Construction Update-October 2018

Site works are progressing with the main activity being the ongoing basement structural works. Multiplex are currently ahead of their contract program.

Site Works Status

  • Pad Footings – complete
  • Crane No. 2 – Installed
  • Jump Form installation – complete
  • Inground services – ongoing
  • B6 slab – ongoing

16 October 2018

Queens Place Construction Update-September 2018

Site works are progressing with the main activity being the ongoing basement structural works. Multiplex are currently ahead of their contract program.

Site Work and Progress:

  • Pad Footings – complete
  • Crane Base No. 2 – complete.
  • Jump Form installation – ongoing
  • Inground services – ongoing
  • B6 slab – ongoing


18 September 2018

Queens Place Construction Update-August 2018


Site works are progressing with the main activity being the commencement of major structural works in the foundations and raft slab in August 2018. Multiplex are currently ahead of their contract program.

Site Work and Progress:

  • Tower Crane 1 has been installed
  • Raft Slab-Poured 20 August 2018
  • Retention Anchoring works – complete
  • Bulk Excavation Works – complete
  • Detailed Excavation of final Pad Footings – ongoing
  • Detailed Excavation of West Core Raft – ongoing
  • In-ground Drainage Installation – commenced


17 September 2017

Multiplex appointed to stage one of iconic Queens Place development

Queens Place

Multiplex, a leading global contractor, has been appointed by 3L Alliance to deliver the first residential tower in its $1 billion landmark Queens Place mixed-use development in Melbourne’s CBD.

Prominently located at 350 Queen Street at the verge of Flagstaff Hill, the development comprises some 1,500 apartments within twin towers spanning 80 levels each set above a podium.

The development will also feature retail and commercial office suites, a public plaza with a laneway shopping precinct and luxurious lifestyle amenities such as restaurants, private cinemas, a library, poker and mah jong room, a private garden terrace, karaoke suite and a cigar bar.

“We are delighted to be part of this exciting new project, set to deliver a vibrant new vertical community to Melbourne’s CBD along with some innovative and engaging public spaces,” said Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Multiplex.

Designed in a collaboration by Cox Architecture and Fender Katsalidis Architects, Stage One of Queens Place is valued at $355 million and will see the construction of a six-level basement, six-level podium and the first 80 level residential tower, providing a total of 815 apartments in a range of floorplans including one, two and three-bedroom configurations plus exclusive penthouses.

It will also include resident facilities such as a swimming pool, gymnasium and crèche.

Construction will start immediately and completion is expected in the second quarter of 2021.

Queens Place has a prime location for residents being in the CBD with walking distance to Crown, the Yarra River and easily accessible to public transport to famous gardens and acclaimed universities. The elevated positioning of the site will also deliver panoramic views of the CBD and surrounds.

Source: Multiplex

16 November 2016

New suburb approved for Melbourne’s thriving west

Bridgefield amenity

A major residential precinct in Melbourne’s booming west has been approved, which be home to more than 22,000 people.

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved the 752-hecatre Rockbank Precinct Structure Plan, which includes more than 8,000 homes. Wynne said, “This is good planning in action, we are supporting a new community by making sure there is infrastructure in place as the suburb develops.”

The new suburb will be bound by the Western Freeway to the north, Paynes Road to the west, Greigs Road to the south and the future Outer Metropolitan Ring Road corridor to the east, beyond Troups Road North. Rockbank is about 30km west of Melbourne’s CBD and will have a major town centre and public plaza built around the existing train station.

Future residents will be able to take the train to employment precincts around Caroline Springs, Sunshine and the future jobs hubs in Toolern and Mt Atkinson. The existing platforms at Rockbank Station will be extended and a sealed car park will also be built on the south- side of the station.

Earlier this year, the Andrews Labor Government announced it was investing $518 million to duplicate the Ballarat Railway Line from Deer Park to Melton, with works to begin early next year. Development levies will raise a total of $220 million for infrastructure, including a new six-lane arterial road connecting the Western Freeway and Greigs Road.

Land has also been set aside for three government primary schools and a non-government primary school, as well as a government secondary school. Residents will enjoy four new local sports reserves, all with pavilions, and a regional sports reserve to serve the wider growth corridor. Neighbourhoods will be connected by waterways and wetlands, including a dedicated conservation area along Paynes Road.

Source: Urban Life Magazine