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MAB’s NewQuay at Docklands – Melbourne’s own waterfront lifestyle and entertainment precinct

Introducing MAB’s NewQuay at Docklands – Melbourne’s Own Waterfront Lifestyle and Entertainment Precinct.

From the moment you step onto NewQuay’s boardwalk you realise this is an experience Melbourne was in definite need of – breathing space – right in the heart of the city.

NewQuay literally hugs the periphery of the city centre, with the magnificent Victoria Harbour lapping at its edges.  It’s the ultimate in living, working and playing, a complete lifestyle experience filled with vibrant waterfront restaurants and cafes, funky bars, specialty retail shops, public art and a private marina.

The NewQuay marina was designed by International Marine Consultants and Bellingham Marine and since opening in October 2002, is changing the face of Melbourne, connecting the water to the city and creating Melbourne’s first true harbourside precinct. Located alongside NewQuay’s promenade, the marina lies between two of NewQuay’s iconic landmarks, the Fish Bar and Limonetto Gelatiera.

NewQuay adds a harbour dining locality to Melbourne’s already impressive restaurant portfolio, reinforcing the city’s reputation as the restaurant capital of Australia.

From the aromatic intensity of Indian delicacies, to the exotic light flavours of true Cambodian cooking, to gourmet freshly snared fish and chips, to the best homemade gelati outside of Italy, NewQuay has more than its share of award-winning, world-class restaurants and dining experiences to tantalise the tastebuds.

Conveniently nestled alongside the Telstra Dome, NewQuay is also host to many of the city’s most important events and cultural activities, including the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Australian Corporate Games and the Summer Boat Show. All eyes will be on NewQuay from 17 January through to 12 February this summer as the world watches the only stopover in Australia of the round the world Volvo Ocean Race when vessels will moor for up to a month before departing for Rio.

Property Developer MAB Corporation has already provided 3 million dollars towards public art at NewQuay and in doing so, has created a new waterfront arts precinct with the promenade being specifically designed as an outdoor art gallery that is consistent with NewQuay’s high standard of design and architecture.

MAB’s five NewQuay residential apartment buildings, the Conder, Nolan, Boyd, Arkley and Sant’Elia, are home to over 2000 people and the precinct is becoming a preferred location for Melbourne’s inner city dwellers.

Since its official opening in late 2002, NewQuay is changing the way Melbourne looks and the way people look at Melbourne, bringing the Docklands dream alive and fast becoming Melbourne’s hottest lifestyle and entertainment precinct.

2005/2006 Events at NewQuay
Christmas Waterfront Entertainment at NewQuay Friday 2, 9, 16 and 23 December from 6pm to 9pm. FREE entertainment for all the family with roving performances by the Barbershop Boys, Christmas Dixies, Jingle Belles and Scuba Dive Jive.

– Christmas 2005.  Whether it’s organising a Christmas function, planning Christmas Day or a festive drink with friends, NewQuay is the place to celebrate this Christmas. With award-winning waterfront restaurants, bars and cafes and some of Melbourne’s most spectacular views, NewQuay presents Melbourne at its cosmopolitan best.

– New Years Eve, this New Years Eve at NewQuay will be a memorable one for the whole family. The promenade will come alive with FREE roving ‘Carnivale’ entertainment featuring high energy percussion band ‘Batacuda’, Latin band ‘Azucar’, and snake dancing acts, stilt walkers, fire dancers and much more! The evening kicks off at 6pm through to 1am with fireworks at 9.15pm and again at midnight.

– Melbourne Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005 – 2006 The Volvo Ocean Race is considered to be one of the Top 10 global sporting events. Held every 4 years, this is the world’s premier ocean race, covering over 32,000 nautical miles, crossing four oceans of some of the roughest waters in the world. This time the Volvo Ocean Race will stop in Australia and for the first time ever, in Melbourne. The yachts will arrive at Docklands from Cape Town on or around Tuesday 17 January with a range of celebration activities scheduled for the next month. NewQuay Summer Boat Show 2006
Dates: 10 – 12 February 2006
Cost: Adults $8 Family $20 Kids & concession $5

– The Summer Boat Show on the NewQuay promenade and marina promises to be bigger than ever, featuring everything from family runabouts to luxury cruisers, wake boating and waterskiing displays, and boat licence testing. For more information: www.biavic.com.au It all adds up to Melbourne’s most exciting waterfront location yet.