Reaching new heights: Melbourne’s new tallest building ‘Aurora’ tops out

Olivia RoundApril 5, 20190 min read

The highly anticipated Aurora Melbourne Central has officially 'topped out' and claimed the title of Melbourne’s tallest building in the CBD.

Aurora’s developers UEM Sunrise and Australian Tier 1 contractor Probuild invited industry representatives and those involved in the significant project to celebrate with a topping out ceremony yesterday afternoon. was on hand for the event which took place at Aurora's summit.

Reaching new heights: Melbourne’s new tallest building ‘Aurora’ tops out
Aurora Melbourne Central topping out ceremony
Reaching new heights: Melbourne’s new tallest building ‘Aurora’ tops out
Ceremonial tree planting + speeches

 ​​​ “Aurora Melbourne Central is UEM Sunrise’s flagship development in Australia, so it is a very important moment for us to see it structurally reach its peak. It is a testament to the work of all parties involved in the project, including our construction partner Probuild, that it has been so successful thus far, and it’s fantastic that we are able to celebrate this milestone together.”

- Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, UEM Sunrise Managing Director

Aurora Melbourne Central’s construction timeline has been able to facilitate a staggered opening schedule where residents will be able to move into the completed levels while construction safely continues above.

“It is an absolute honour to be working with UEM Sunrise to deliver Aurora Melbourne Central, an icon in the Melbourne skyline. A building of this magnitude is truly world class, and at Aurora Melbourne Central we have been able to take advantage of the latest in construction innovations to ensure a seamless delivery across multiple stages.”

- Luke Stambolis, Probuild’s Victorian Managing Director

Reaching new heights: Melbourne’s new tallest building ‘Aurora’ tops out

The project has brought about 3000 jobs during construction, with 500 ongoing opportunities available and it is also the first residential development to have a direct underground link to the Melbourne Central Train Station.

“Melbourne is renowned for our stunning city skyline and we now have an exciting new addition with Aurora Melbourne Central. This mixed-use development by UEM Sunrise and Probuild will see new residents and businesses move into the CBD and I look forward to welcoming them into our great city.”

- City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp

An apartment in the new landmark building is highly sought after, and is currently 100% sold out, and achieved 95% of local and international sales within the first two weeks of launch.

Lead image credit: UEM Sunrise. (Left to right) Simon Gray, Probuild Group Managing Director | Sally Capp, City of Melbourne Lord Mayor | Christina Foo, UEM Sunrise Board of Directors | Mohamed Rastam Shahrom, UEM Sunrise Chief Financial Officer

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.
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