Quarterly Update – The latest from the Riverlee team

12 December 2023

As we celebrate our 30-year anniversary this year, we have also overseen a number of significant achievements across our portfolio. We hope you enjoy reading a little more about some of these milestones, in this final newsletter for the year.

Thank you for your ongoing support in 2023, and over the past three decades. Riverlee’s journey would not have been possible without our valued collaborators, project partners and supporters and we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a well-deserved break.

The Riverlee Team



Completion of Northern Private Hospital

The north's largest health hub welcomes new anchor

Riverlee was delighted to announce practical completion of the Northern Private Hospital in August this year, the anchor of New Epping’s 51-hectare health, wellness and knowledge precinct. Now under the operational management of Ramsay Health Care, the hospital will provide 70 inpatient beds as well as a suite of other facilities including four state-of-the-art operating theatres.

Located next to the existing public Northern Hospital, and linked by footbridge, the new Northern Private Hospital is a key anchor in the largest medical hub in Melbourne’s north.


Seafarers Penthouse launches, marking 30 years of design excellence

A testament to three decades of visionary design

Launching to coincide with Riverlee’s 30-year celebrations, The Penthouse is the latest addition to the Seafarers precinct, which is home to Australia’s first 1 Hotel & Homes and Melbourne’s newest riverfront parkland, Seafarers Rest.

Designed by Riverlee founder and architect Clement Lee OAM in collaboration with Fender Katsalidis, The Penthouse is a testament to three decades of visionary design by Riverlee.

"This represents the pinnacle of my career—a culmination of 30 years as a developer and 40 years as an architect and urban planner. This is more than just a home — it is the crown jewel of Seafarers and a legacy that I am personally very proud of.’’
- Clement Lee OAM


New Epping's first park opens

woorike jellicka officially opens

New Epping's first park, woorike jellicka, officially opened to the community in November. This high impact, small footprint park promotes community wellbeing and environmental connection, uniting residents and visitors across Melbourne's New Urban North.

Translating from Wurundjeri language to 'banksia play', woorike jellicka is part of New Epping's commitment to create meaningful places in which people can thrive. It was opened with a day of community entertainment including live music, attractions for families and delicious bites.


A tailored approach: catering to the commercial downsizer

Tenant desire for well-designed office spaces

The trend towards commercial downsizing continues to highlight a tenant desire for well-designed office spaces that prioritise quality over quantity. Sensitive to the modern work style and changing work habits following the pandemic, Riverlee’s asset management team proposes a tailored approach that delivers customised, design-led fitouts.

Crafting smaller suites that deliver the amenities tenants desire in today’s evolving work landscape, each suite is inspired to create uplifting, collaborative spaces that focus on employee wellbeing, all whilst ensuring the best design and sustainability outcomes.


In The Hanging Garden community event

Shared insights into planned upgrades

A sense of community lies at the heart of Riverlee’s philosophy. Our asset management team recently hosted an event in the heart of the In The Hanging Garden precinct in nipaluna/Hobart, uniting our commercial, retail and hospitality tenants in a social morning focused on networking and community connection.
Riverlee's development director David Lee and general manager for asset management Nick Warren shared insights into planned upgrades within the precinct, inspiring tenants with a dynamic future vision of the precinct as it continues to evolve as Hobart’s most-loved cultural and community hub.



1 Hotels to make its Australian debut at Seafarers

1 Hotels to make its Australian debut at Seafarers

Making its Australian debut at Riverlee’s luxurious mixed-use development, located on the banks of the Yarra River, the luxury-lifestyle hotel is renowned for conscious design and sustainable architecture.

10 Queen Street welcomes new anchor tenant Best Hooper

10 Queen Street welcomes new anchor tenant Best Hooper

Riverlee is pleased to welcome 10 Queen Street’s new anchor tenant, Melbourne-based planning, property, and land development law firm Best Hooper, who has signed on for a five-year lease. Establishing its headquarters by taking a full floor on level 12 of the CBD office building, Best Hooper’s team will enjoy spacious offices and meeting spaces,…

A pet-friendly, eco-conscious luxury hotel is coming to Melbourne

A pet-friendly, eco-conscious luxury hotel is coming to Melbourne

1 Hotels is behind some of the most impressive sustainability-focused hotels in the US. Its first property in Australia will not only allow pets, it’ll welcome them, with in-room dog beds, dog treats in the minibar, walking services, day-care and a dog-friendly concierge.