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Melbourne Olympic Boulevard Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) Upgrade

Melbourne Olympic Boulevard serves as the gateway to Australia’s largest sporting and events campus, the 40-hectare Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Land Design Partnership
Owner
Victorian Government & City of Melbourne
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Completion Date
Melbourne Olympic Boulevard HVM Upgrade in Melbourne, Australia. Courtesy Melody Ong, SVC Products
Melbourne Olympic Boulevard HVM Upgrade in Melbourne, Australia. Courtesy Melody Ong, SVC Products
Melbourne Olympic Boulevard HVM Upgrade in Melbourne, Australia. Courtesy Melody Ong, SVC Products
Melbourne Olympic Boulevard HVM Upgrade in Melbourne, Australia. Courtesy Melody Ong, SVC Products

Overview

Each year, more than 2.5 million visitors flock to the Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct to attend approximately 600 events, including the Australian Open and concerts by headliners like the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, P!nk and Beyoncé.

Against a backdrop of hostile vehicle attacks on sporting venues in other countries, the Victorian state government chose to deploy vehicle barriers to enhance security at sporting and other crowded venues. We provided security engineering, design and deployment to Land Design Partnership for custom-made crash blocks designed as pedestrian seats, which were installed just before the 2019 Australian Open.

Highlights

  • Because the site included many tree roots and a number of services that required protection, we designed ultra-shallow-mount custom street furniture to minimise construction challenges.
  • We used different types of barriers to ensure a balance between security requirements and pedestrian access.