Victorian Government Reaps $40 Million From Sale of Old Melbourne Convention Centre

The centre was replaced with a $1 billion facility on the southern side of the Yarra River.

A $100 million development is also mooted for the riverfront World Trade Centre site, with Victoria Police speculated as a possible office tenant.

In 1997 The Victorian Government paid $176 million for the old Melbourne Convention Centre leasehold of the building and a car park.

Clement Lee is prominent within Melbourne property circles as a property investor. Recently he has expanded the Riverlea company’s residential arm, proposing a 12-level, 189-unit apartment complex to replace an office at 108 Flinders Street.


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