The M3 Melbourne Data Centre Project is a smart grid project being developed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is an advanced grid infrastructure project.

The installation of the project began in 2018.


The M3 Melbourne Data Centre Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 80MW.

The M3 Melbourne Data Centre Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Data Center

M3 Melbourne Data Centre Project development status

The development of M3 Melbourne Data Centre Project was started in 2018.

Additional information

– NextDC is seeking to raise USD 281 million to help fund the purchase of sites for new data centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth as it announced plans to build a third Melbourne data centre.
– Continuing the commitment to maximising uptime while minimising energy consumption, M3 will showcase Tier IV design and NABERS 5.0-star energy efficiency.
– It will connect seamlessly to the existing NEXTDC data centre footprint, ensuring our existing clients reap the benefits, accessing the one locally available ecosystem
– M3 is expected to be located in Port Melbourne and will offer 80MW of total IT capacity.

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