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This $24 million state-of-the-art facility leads the educational, creative and prosperous development of Maroondah and Melbourne's East region.

Located on Maroondah Highway as the centrepiece of the new Ringwood Town Square precinct, Realm interacts with open air gathering spaces, cafés and retail shops, and includes:

realm building

The facility enjoys a direct interface with the $66m upgraded Ringwood Station and $665m Eastland redevelopment and Ringwood Town Square precinct.

Realm is funded by Council in partnership with Queensland Investment Corporation, owners of Eastland Shopping Centre, and the Victorian Government through the Living Libraries and Community Support Grants funding programs.

Realm is managed by Council and is located at 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood (opposite Ringwood Station).

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • Public holidays 10am to 5pm
  • Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and ANZAC Day.

For more information regarding Realm contact Maroondah City Council on 1300 88 22 33 or for more information on the current Live at Realm music series, visit the Arts in Maroondah website.

Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation at Realm

Realm building inside

Maroondah City Council, with the Australian Government, is galvanising the creation of Eastern Region jobs through the establishment of a $7.7 million Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation, at Realm.

This regionally significant project will generate employment, accelerate business growth and deliver a range of social benefits  through a new, whole-of Melbourne East region approach to skills development, job creation and innovation.

A regional business development model will bring together all levels of government and industry representation.

BizHub, a one-stop-shop business resource hub, will offer businesses unprecedented access to education, skills and business development. Activated, collaborative workspaces, learning and development programs and meeting spaces will support business growth and success.

The 1000sqm Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation will include:

  • BizHub Business Resource Centre
  • Activated collaborative spaces
  • Training & meeting rooms
  • Seminar spaces
  • Film and sound recording studios
  • Digital Lab
  • Resource lounge
  • Presentation nook
  • High speed internet
  • State-of-the-art technologies

Businesses can check out BizHub services on our BIzHub website. For more information regarding the Centre of Regional Knowledge and Innovation at Realm contact Maroondah City Council on 1300 88 22 33.

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