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 – Formwork has been removed

After celebrating “Topping out” Last month where the builders completed the external structure of the Pride Centre, things continue to progress against many odds. The formwork (Scaffolding) has been removed throughout the building and remains only around the 3rd floor atrium area. This has enabled some of our tenants to see their spaces for the […]

Building Update – Topping Out

The structure of the building is taking shape with the concrete slab for the rooftop complete and precast panels now in place. The concrete pour on the rooftop core was completed on Monday morning. Scaffolding throughout the building is starting to be removed which is opening up the space and allowing closer views of the […]

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 […]