Arden is an urban renewal precinct in inner Melbourne set to transform into a thriving community and a new home for Melbourne’s growing technology, life science, health and education sectors.
Just 2km and one metro-train stop from the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, Arden is a central and connected precinct accommodating up to 34,000 jobs and around 15,000 people by 2051.
Serviced by a new Arden Station opening in 2025, and home to a new Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital campus set to open in 2031, Arden is delivering on economic, social, health and environmental liveability.
Arden at a glance
44.6ha project area
34,000 new jobs
Housing for 15,000 residents
Rapid rail connections via Arden Station
Net Zero Precinct by 2040
Arden medical precinct over $2.5 billion investment
The future for Arden was established in the Arden Vision (2018) and sets out eight key directions for the precinct:
- Transforming Arden into a landmark destination
- Designing a distinctive place
- Embedding sustainable change
- Accommodating diverse communities
- Prioritising active transport
- Investing in community infrastructure
- Celebrating water
- Creating diverse open spaces
These directions underpin the Arden Structure Plan and Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment, which were both approved and gazetted in July 2022.
Arden’s future urban structure (image from Arden Structure Plan 2022)
Arden Precinct – Artist's impression (credit: Victorian Planning Authority)
Arden Station entrance – Artist’s impression (credit: Victorian Planning Authority)
Arden Innovation Core – Artist’s impression (credit: Lyons)
Artist’s impression (credit: Victorian Planning Authority)