Aurora Melbourne Central is a residential skyscraper currently under construction in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Developed by Malaysian–based UEM Sunrise and designed by Elenberg Fraser, the project was first proposed in 2014, and received approval by then-Planning Minister Matthew Guy in October, 2014. Previously named 224-252 La Trobe Street, after the address of the 3,197 m2 site, the project was later renamed to Aurora Melbourne Central after the natural light display aurora australis, and the shopping centre of the same name.
When completed, the development will reach 269 metres in height – making it the second-tallest building in Melbourne, behind the Eureka Tower. Aurora will comprise 941 residential apartments and 208 serviced apartments across 88 storeys, making it one of the biggest residential buildings in Australia.
Construction on the $730 million project commenced in October 2015, and is expected to be completed by 2019.