Construction Updates

HELLO Fitzroy Street, surrounding neighbours and community

The Victorian Pride Centre Board is excited to announce the commencement of building works at 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, the chosen site of Australia’s first Pride Centre.

During the time that demolition and construction is being undertaken, we will endeavour to ensure that everything is carried out to make the process as neighbour friendly as we can. We are developing a Good Neighbour Policy and this will be available in March for downloaded here.

We will be working closely with Hansen Yuncken over the life of the project to ensure the Pride Centre is delivered on time.

We are aware that inconvenience may be caused at different points during the build and apologise in advance. Rest assured that we will do everything possible to minimise the impact of works on the neighbourhood.

We will post regular updates here on works completed and works in progress – check back or join our eUpdate for notification of new updates by subscribing here.

Key Contact Details

For general queries regarding: All construction management works, including road closures and amenity issues.

Project Management


Phone: 03 9831 6500

Updates on building works

Below you can view updates from our builders Hansen Yuncken and other news items related to building Pride.

Building Update – Looking like a centre to be proud of!

The builders at Hansen and Yuncken have been working tirelessly to reach our goal of opening the centre this year and it’s looking promising. The level 2 concrete slab has been installed and concrete precast panels are also being installed on level 2. We’ve almost reached the top floor and level 3 slab will commence […]

Building Update – Taking Shape

The building team at Hansen Yuncken started back for the new year on January 13th 2020. The site works were slightly impacted during the first week by the bushfires, with poor and hazardous air quality. We acknowledge there has been an impact from the bushfires in our regional communities and it was heart-warming to see […]

VPC Chair Jude Munro AO, Minus18 CEO Micah Scott and team mark the signing of their tenancy agreement, on the site of the Victorian Pride Centre, due to open late 2020

Minus18 get the keys to the Victorian Pride Centre

Minus18, Australia’s youth driven network for LGBTIQ youth is the first LGBTIQ organisation to sign a tenancy at the Victorian Pride Centre. Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro AO symbolically handed over the first set of keys to what will be Minus18’s new home, when the Pride Centre doors open in late 2020. “We are thrilled […]

Jude on site holding Rainbow coloured umbrella

Building from the basement up – Construction Update

Excavation at the Pride Centre is underway, with the team working to create the cavity for basement level. During this process over 6000 cubic metres of earth will be removed and the sides of the walls reinforced and prepared for the pouring of the basement’s foundation. Pilling around the perimeter of the building is almost […]

Jude Munro inspecting works on site at the Victorian Pride Centre

Foundation works underway at the Victorian Pride Centre

“The start of foundation works cements our future as part of a progressive, vibrant and diverse Victoria” said Jude Munro AO, Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre. While viewing the site of Australia’s first LGBTIQ Pride Centre, Ms Munro was excited by the progress made since demolition was completed in May 2019. Work has commenced […]

VPC board chair and community reps at site of Pride Centre

Construction Update – April 2019

DEMOLITION April 2019 DEMOLITION WORKS This update is to advise that Demolition Works will be commencing to the Victorian Pride Centre. Details of the works will be as follows: PROPOSED WORKS: Demolition of existing building LOCATION: 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda COMMENCEMENT DATE:  10 April 2019 WORK HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm Saturday, […]

Chair of The VPC, CR Gross and Community Members outside the old Monroe's restaurant, enacting a symbolic demolition with sledge hammer

Demolition of historic Monroe’s restaurant makes way for construction of the iconic Victorian Pride Centre.

Jude Munro AO, Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre and Port Phillip Council Mayor Dick Gross, were joined by representatives from some of Victoria’s major LGBTIQ organisations who intend to call the Victorian Pride Centre home, in a ceremony to mark the demolition of Fitzroy Street’s long standing Monroe’s restaurant. Demolition of the restaurant starts […]

VPC staff, board and members of Hansen Yuncken on site at 79 Fitzroy Street

Construction Update – February 2019

A SNAPSHOT OF OUR PROJECT START February 2019 Preparatory works have now started on the site of the new Victorian Pride Centre. Activities planned for the next few weeks include: Temporary boundary fencing to safely contain the site and provide much improved security, noting that some sections of the fencing will be replaced with painted […]

Richard Hansen shanking hands with Jude Munro outside the site of the Victorian Pride Centre, with Martin Foley MP, Minister for Equality

Hansen Yuncken to build iconic Victorian Pride Centre

Jude Munro AO, Board Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre together with Minister for Equality, Martin Foley MP, today announced that Hansen Yuncken would build the iconic Victorian Pride Centre on Fitzroy street, St Kilda. Hansen Yuncken has been selected to build the Victorian Pride Centre after a comprehensive tender evaluation process assessed a number […]