MELBOURNE CBD’S TALLEST BUILDING
AURORA MELBOURNE CENTRAL, REACHES PROJECT COMPLETION

Leading Malaysian property developer, UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or “the Company”), has successfully reached practical completion for the final stage of its AU$800 million flagship Australian project, Aurora Melbourne Central.

T
he mixed-use tower and tallest building
in Melbourne’s CBD at 86-storeys or
289m AHD is now home to almost
2,000 residents. It also offers

office suites, 2,540 square metres of new premium retail space that is now available for lease and a 252 serviced apartments component that was recently sold to Scape Australia.

In addition, more than 500 ongoing opportunities for employment involving the daily operations of the building have been created upon the project completion, with over 3,000 jobs provided during the
construction phase.

UEM Sunrise Managing Director and CEO, Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, said the company was delighted with the finished result of its flagship Australian project.

“UEM Sunrise is very proud to have delivered such a high-quality, landmark building in the heart of Melbourne that successfully offers thousands of residents, workers and visitors unparalleled convenience and connectivity.

More about Aurora Melbourne Central

Aurora Melbourne Central is an 86-storey mixed-usedevelopment, comprising 959 residential apartments, 252 serviced apartments, 3,460m2 of office space and premium retail space

Residents have breathtaking views over the city’s treasured landmarks, including Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges, as well as access to an abundance of residents-only facilities spread over 4 levels, including a lap pool, jacuzzi, 24-hour concierge, cinema, karaoke room, gym, dance barre, yoga zone, wellness room and business centre.

Aurora Melbourne Central has a direct connection to Melbourne Central train station, as well over 200,000sqm of retail space through a series of underground and overhead pedestrian linkages.

About UEM Sunrise

UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”) is a public-listed company and one of Malaysia’s leading property developers. It is the flagship company for township band property development businesses of UEM Group
Berhad (“UEM Group”) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”). UEM Group is wholly-owned by Khazanah, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia. The Company has core competencies in macro township development; high-rise residential, commercial, retail and integrated developments; as well as property management and project & construction services.

Internationally, the Company’s presence extends into Melbourne, Australia, with its 42-storey Conservatory located on Mackenzie Street. In Durban, South Africa, the Company has 30 acres of joint venture beachfront mix development land. UEM Sunrise is also the appointed Project Manager responsible for development and
marketing management of the mega mixed-use development Marina One and DUO in Singapore.

“It will be rewarding to see the Aurora and CBD community make use of this world-class building and take full advantage of its direct connection to neighbouring amenity such as Melbourne Central Train Station, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Emporium and Bourke St Mall.”

Mr Syahrin also said UEM Sunrise was pleased with the commercial success of the project.

“It was incredible to see 95 per cent of apartments at Aurora Melbourne Central sell out in just two weeks of launch, a testament to the quality of building, strong product offering and UEM Sunrise’s stellar reputation overseas. With the project now 100 per cent sold, we’re also nearing an outstanding 100 per cent settlement figure, with residents still moving in to the final stage with all prior stages fully settled.

“UEM Sunrise looks forward to a continued presence in the Australian market and replicating this success. We’re actively looking for new ventures and opportunities at this time,” he said.

City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp also commented on the completion of Aurora Melbourne Central.

“We are Australia’s fastest growing city and will be the biggest by the end of the decade. As our city continues to grow rapidly it is important to encourage mixeduse developments like Aurora Melbourne Central that incorporate growing needs such as residential accommodation, commercial premises and retail at a ground level to generate activity and vibrancy.

“Aurora Melbourne Central has unique design features and adds a distinctive element to Melbourne’s skyline. The ever changing skyline is a demonstration of the confidence businesses and investors have in our economy,” the Lord Mayor said.

Aurora Melbourne Central was designed by architect Elenberg Fraser and constructed by Probuild.