The Munro development, narrm ngarrgu Library and Family Services is located on the doorstep of Queen Victoria Market

Munro development – narrm ngarrgu Library and Family Services

  • Location: Melbourne
  • Client: City of Melbourne & PDG Corporation
  • Category: Master Planning
  • Year: 2023
  • Photography: Dan Preston, Peter Clarke for City of Melbourne

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country

Scale: 48 Affordable Apartments, 6 TAC Apartments, City Library, Community Facilities, 1500m2 Commercial, 17K GFA500 space, underground Carpark

Value: $50m

Collaboration: Bates Smart (adjacent towers)

Landscape: Bush Projects

Artistic Collaboration: Rose Nolan Screen Works
(ENOUGH-NOW/EVEN/MORE-SO) and Maree Clarke (carpet, mirror design and sculpture)

Video: City of Melbourne

The Munro development is a vital part of the $250m Queen Victoria Market Renewal. Backed by sustainability and user experience design values, the 11-level tower hosts the City of Melbourne’s new narrm ngarrgu Library and family services with a dedicated children's library, creative makerspace, podcast and audio recording studios, affordable housing, a landscaped terrace, an event auditorium, it's home to the Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation Hub and and fine grain retail on the ground.

Updating the Queen Vic precinct with active laneways and modern community amenity gifts a new public heart to a much-loved Melbourne treasure. The Munro site is expected to deliver an estimated $70M public benefit, in one of Australia’s most sustainable mixed-use developments.

"The new Munro site will create more jobs and deliver an estimated $70 million of economic and community benefit to the growing city north precinct.” Sally Capp, Lord Mayor City of Melbourne