The new Melbourne Convention Centre is on track for an early 2009 completion. Trust member Yvonne von Hartel reports that the 5,000 seat auditorium and associated meeting room and conference areas are on schedule for the formal mid 2009 opening. The new Centre has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia under its Convention Centre rating tool, for the Convention Centre's innovative environmental design and operational features; the first in the world for a convention centre.