Our Journey

We've our Partners & Researchers to thank for giving
our precinct an imapactful history.

Our past and present

2019
2019

Industry

Industry
CSIRO FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry opens
2019

Community

Community
A new indigenous institute is launched to advance Indigenous advocacy and change.
2018
2018

Research

Research
BrainPark, a one-of-a-kind neuroscience clinic, opens in Monash Precinct, with a ground-breaking approach to how addictive and compulsive behaviours like OCD are experienced, diagnosed and treated.
2018

Community

Community
Monash Food Innovation is formed to develop the next generation of sustainable food ecosystems with global connectivity
2018

Industry

Industry
Australia’s first dedicated heart hospital announced to be built in Monash Precinct.
2018

Research

Research
Johnson & Johnson collaborates with the Victorian Govt. and Monash University to open a research facility for med-tech research
2018

Industry

Monash Precinct predicted to grow further as key employment and innovation hub in Melbourne with proposed suburban rail loop
2017
2017

Research

Research
Entrepreneurial hub, the Generator is formed, promoting innovation and talent in the Monash Precinct.
2017

Community

Community
Monash Tech School is formed
2017

Community

Community
The Monash Children’s Hospital opened at Clayton as an integral part of Monash Medical Centre
2017

Industry

Industry
Monash Precinct partner – Monash University and Johnson & Johnson collaborate on a major research and commercialisation deal to accelerate the early detection and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis.
2016
2016

Research

Research
The Food Innovation Centre (previously located at Mondelez, is transitioned to Monash University, Clayton Campus
2016

Industry

Industry
A Monash research team sees its additive manufacturing research efforts translated into commercial reality when they sign an agreement to print turbojet components for Safran Power Units, a French-based global aerospace, and defence company.
2015
2015

Industry

Industry
Eastern Innovation, the region’s innovation start-up hub opens, building upon the foundations of the Monash Enterprise Centre
2015

Research

Research
Monash researchers support LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) in one of the greatest human scientific achievements of all time: the detection of gravitational waves generated by two colliding black holes nearly 1.3 billion light-years away.
2013
2013

Research

Research
CSIRO, Monash University, and the Australian Government, New Horizons collaborate to open the New Horizons Centre. It connects people with deep expertise in advanced materials, 3D printing, intelligent systems, biomedical solutions, processing, light metals, and renewable energy
2013

Community

Community
CSIRO opens a daycare center
2011
2011

Research

Research
Monash researchers make a significant breakthrough in tackling mosquito-borne viruses. With no specific antiviral medicines available to treat the disease, and more than two billion people living in dengue transmission zones, the breakthrough has the potential to save thousands of lives in the developing world.
2011

Research

Research
Monash immunology research leads to the development of the first commercial lupus medication, Benlysta.
2010
2010

Community

Community
The John Monash Science School, Victoria’s first specialist select-entry high school for students gifted in maths, science, and technology, opened at the Clayton Campus
2010

Industry

Industry
CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) opens
2007
2007

Industry

Industry
Australian Synchrotron operations commenced in July 2007 with five beamlines in operation with more commissioned and followed later.
2007

Research

Research
Monash IVF is formed independently out of Monash University
2007

Community

Community
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, hosts Dalai Lama
2004
2004

Research

Research
Monash surgeons perform the first robotic heart operations in the southern hemisphere, opening a new chapter in Australian cardiac surgery
2003
2003

Industry

Industry
Monash Precinct, a new tech and science precinct is formed
2003

Community

Community
A tile mural honouring those affected by a shooting tragedy is unveiled on the first anniversary. Two hundred tiles, hand painted by Monash staff and students, are displayed on the wall of Building 67, overlooking Robert Blackwood Hall.
2001
2001

Research

Research
A Monash research precinct was established by the Federal Government. The Department of Respiratory Medicine has Directors of Research and close links with the research precinct through the Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), the Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research and Monash University.
2000
2000

Research

Research
Professor Alan Trounson, Monash University, leads a team of scientists who discover that nerve stem cells can be derived from embryonic stem cells. The breakthrough leads to the establishment of the Australian Stem Cell Centre.
2000

Community

Community
Named after barrister and human rights advocate Ron Castan, the Castan Centre for Human Rights grows rapidly to become one of Australia’s most respected human rights monitoring organizations.
1999
1999

Industry

Industry
Monash Enterprise Centre, a hub for small business is opened.
1998
1998

Industry

Industry
Monash University becomes a founding member of the Group of Eight, the coalition of Australia’s most prestigious research-intensive universities.
1994
1994

Community

Community
The City of Monash, named after World War, I commander Sir John Monash and was created on 15 December 1994.
1994

Community

Community
The city of Greater Dandenong was formed.
1993
1993

Industry

Industry
Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd was the first regional company within the entire Bosch Group to take over worldwide product responsibility.
1988
1988

Industry

Industry
Telstra Laboratories relocated to one site in Clayton
1987
1987

Community

Community
Monash Medical Centre was formed through the amalgamation of the “Queen Victoria Medical Centre” (an obstetric and gynecological hospital), “Prince Henry’s Hospital” (a general hospital) and “Moorabbin Hospital”.
1985
1985

Research

Research
The wind tunnel testing facility is launched at Monash University, Clayton campus, and becomes the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The tunnel is used for vehicle development in the areas of aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and cooling analysis and provides industry with valuable expertise.
1983
1983

Community

Community
Monash University announces the appointment of an Equal Opportunity Research Fellow to investigate gender disparities in the employment and promotion of academic and general staff.
1973
1973

Research

Research
Monash IVF Program achieved the world’s first early IVF pregnancy.
1970
1970

Community

Community
Mount Waverley Library is home to The Waverley Historical Society (WHS), to record and preserve the history of the district. Many of the members of the society were descendants of the pioneer settlers.
1968
1968

Community

Community
The then Victorian Football League unveiled its plans for a new premier football ground to be known as Waverley Park.
1967
1967

Community

Community
The Monash University Child Minding Centre opens – the first university-based, parent-managed childcare centre in Victoria. The centre still operates today.
1961
1961

Industry

Industry
Monash University, one of Australia’s leading universities, was established in Clayton.
1960
1960

Community

Community
Chadstone Shopping Centre was opened and was the first self-contained regional shopping centre in Melbourne
1956
1956

Industry

Industry
Bosch acquired joint venture, Pyrox Pty Ltd, and expanded its distribution and manufacturing
1879
1879

Industry

Industry
The Oakleigh to Melbourne rail line was opened. The Railway Workshops at Oakleigh became the major industry in the area, dairy farms, orchards and market gardens began to dominate at the turn of the century.  Market gardens were particularly important around Clayton, growing everything from flowers to cauliflowers. Local dairy farmers..Read More