Nexus International Women’s Day event

On March 20th we hosted our very own International Women’s Day event in order to honour, celebrate and empower all of the extraordinary, hardworking women of Nexus. 


The doors opened at 12pm, giving tenants plenty of time to eat, drink and be merry as well as time to mingle and get to know one another. Our guest speaker Tammy Van Wisse was even happy to chat.

The event officially kicked off at 12.30pm, and was opened by GS1 Australia‘s esteemed leader, executive director and CEO Maria Palazzolo, who was our talented MC for the occasion. Maria not only opened the presentation, but she also shared with us her own experiences in the workplace and her journey of climbing the corporate ladder.


Next up it was time for the lady of the hour herself – the inspirational, awe-inspiring, champion marathon swimmer Tammy Van Wisse. A true trailblazer in her field, Tammy shared with us intimate details of her life journey, including impressive career highlights and struggles.



After the event we were treated to a delicious assortment of refreshments from our foodie friends at XS Roasting Kitchen. XS Roasting have a brand new catering menu that they were keen to showcase, consisting of a gourmet selection of mini baguettes, bagels, Asian-inspired finger food, savoury pastries, and delectable sweets.

Guide Dog visit to Nexus

Last week was filled with puppy love, poochy smooches and doggie cuddles, as we were visited by the crew from Guide Dogs Victoria.


Everyone had such a wonder-fur day as community members became acquainted with seven adorable dogs from Guide Dogs Victoria.

On the day, we were introduced to three lovely Ambassador Dogs – the oh-so-lovable Rafa, sweet-natured Whitney and the very lady-like Brinna.

Plus, we were also treated to four puppies-in-training, who are all hoping to become fully-fledged assistance dogs one day in the near future. There was the super chilled Tamsin, cutie pie Cleo, inquisitive Inky and playful Ivor (all seven pooches are pictured below).


We spent the day chatting to the Guide Dogs team, volunteers and puppy carers, to learn more about the wonderful work they do and ways we can help. It was great to see the happy, smiling faces of so many tenants, and the pure joy that these dogs brought to your day was a special thing to witness.



Thank you to everyone who did their part to help Guide Dogs Victoria by generously donating on the day. We are proud to announce that we managed to raise a collective total of $2,109.50 – an incredible result in just two and a half hours!

Well done on an amazing fundraising effort and for making this event the re-bark-able success that it was. By donating, purchasing merchandise and sharing lots of love and cuddles with all of the beautiful doggies, you’re helping to spread awareness of Guide Dogs Victoria and support their valuable work.

Events like these also serve as an important part of the puppies training process, as interacting with different people, socialising and becoming accustomed to large crowds is all part and parcel of becoming a successful Guide Dog. If you’d like more information on fundraising or volunteering, please visit their website.


Business Booming at Nexus Corporate

Major multinational companies continue to be drawn to Nexus Corporate.

Victoria’s largest business park continues to thrive with Salta Properties opening a new $50 million building  at 10 Nexus Court in Mulgrave.

The 8,400sqm state-of-the-art office development at Nexus Corporate comprises of six levels with an average floor plate of 1,600sqm to accommodate expansive work environments and maximise natural light and views.

Salta Properties Managing Director, Sam Tarascio explained that its masterplan for Nexus Corporate was to continue to strengthen the working environment at the business park and provide flow-on benefits to the surrounding community.

“We are committed to ensuring that Nexus Corporate sets new benchmarks for best practice in business parks. Our continuous investment into infrastructure upgrades and amenities as well as new building developments continues to attract and retain incredible tenants,” said Mr Tarascio.

“We are grateful to City of Monash for supporting our long-term vision at Nexus Corporate, allowing us to see this business park come to life and deliver ongoing economic benefits to the local community.”

Major multinational companies continue to be drawn to Nexus Corporate with most of the new building already occupied. City Holdings is taking the lead tenancy with 4,485sqm of space to house its business operations followed by Brenntag Australia (1,259sqm), Renault Australia (804sqm), Group Four Building Surveyors (804sqm), Knight Frank Australia (400sqm) and Entrust Datacard South Pacific (233sqm).

Architecturally designed by Gray Puksand, the exterior of 10 Nexus Court is defined by two different frontages with an elegant softly curved curtain wall on the Nexus Court side which heavily contrasts with the pre-cast concrete bar-code inspired façade facing Monash Freeway.

The building also offers incredible amenities that are set to impress employees including a rooftop Futsal and Basketball court, end-of-trip facilities and bike storage and 300 car spaces.

Work life at Nexus Corporate also provides access to on-site concierge services via the Equiem portal, child care facilities, health and wellness programs and a variety of cafes.

Nexus Corporate opened in 2002 and now houses more than 60,000sqm of office space across nine buildings with a predicted end value in excess of $500 million.

10 Nexus Court

The latest addition to Nexus Corporate is 10 Nexus Court.


Project Facts

Total Construction Value – $28.6m
G+6 (inclusive of recreational rooftop)
3 Level Basement
Building Size; 8,400sqm (with 350sqm lettable area remaining).
Average Floor Plates: 1600sqm designed with ability to split into 4 tenancy spaces
5 star NABERS rating and 5 star Green star design rating.
Carparking Numbers: 308

Key Consultants

Architect: Gray Puksand
Services: COVA
Structure:  Farrar.D
Building Surveyor: McKenzie Group

Construction Progress:

  • Commencement of Basement Excavation – March 2017
  • Completion of Basement Excavation – August 2017 (6 months)
  • Structure Top Out – Christmas 2017 (4 Months)
  • Construction Completion – June 2018

12 Nexus Court Approved

As construction at 10 Nexus Court comes to completion, we are pleased to advise that the next development at Nexus Corporate, 12 Nexus Court, has been approved by the City of Monash.

As detailed in this article that appeared on The Urban Developer website, the new building will include 139 hotel rooms, 387 car spaces as well as further office space and facilities for those who already work in Nexus Corporate.

New Restaurant

Things are starting to really heat up in the Nexus foodie scene – our brand new eatery is set to shake up your lunchtime and your tastebuds.

The people of Nexus have spoken and the overwhelmingly high request for onsite Asian food has been heard loud and clear. That’s why we’re super excited to announce the newest addition to the Nexus Corporate foodie family: Ma Long Kitchen + Dumplings.

This is a funky, contemporary and architecturally designed Asian cafe offering modern but authentic Asian dishes, with South East Asian and Chinese cuisine as their areas of expertise.

Situated in the previous site of August cafe at 8 Nexus Court, Ma Long Kitchen specialises in traditional northern Chinese pan-fried dumplings that are made fresh daily. You can even watch the chef create these masterpieces right in front of your very eyes.

There are many other signature dishes on the menu too and plenty of great flavours deriving from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. This venue will be an exciting new addition to the Nexus Corporate landscape, and we’re sure it will tantalise your tastebuds with an extensive range of dishes cooked fast, fresh and made to order from their a la carte menu, or you can choose from their hot and cold display cabinets.

Ma Long Kitchen’s layout allows you to sit in the light-filled outdoor eating area or you can opt for takeaway. Don’t forget, there’s also the opportunity to pre-order takeaway meals for your dinner on the way home (#DinnerSorted).

How Nexus honoured International Women’s Day

To honour International Women’s Day we hosted our own event.

We had a fantastic turnout from the Nexus community for our event that kicked off at midday with some delicious refreshments, courtesy of our friends at XS Roasting Kitchen.

The event was opened by GS1 Australia‘s esteemed leader, executive director and CEO Maria Palazzolo. She shared with us her own experiences in the workplace and her journey of climbing the corporate ladder. Maria’s determination to get to the top of her field is a true testament to her strength and willpower, and although the road to success was a little rocky at times, her perseverance won out.

Next up was the inspirational Carol Fox. A true trailblazer in her field, Carol has a strong sporting background and was Victoria’s first ever female professional surf lifesaving lifeguard. Working across multiple industries, Carol is the chair of Women Sport Australia, as well as the principal executive coach, speaker and trainer in the professional development industry with sport and corporate clients.

Carol shared her journey to get to where she is today as well as some insightful, confident communication skills and techniques from her book Be a Confident Communicator.

Our last speaker of the day was the captivating Madeleine Grummet. Madeleine is the co-founder and CEO of girledworld, as well as an IDEO design thinker, innovation specialist and Telstra CTO. Madeleine told her story of becoming a successful businesswoman in her own right, and her entrepreneurial motivation: her four daughters.

Madeleine was a brilliant motivational speaker and discussed the IWD theme for 2018, #PressforProgress, at great length as well as providing strategies on how we can all help to empower the next generation of women.

The event concluded with a draw of our lucky door prize, a 12-month Business Chicks membership and a copy of Carol’s book. After the presentations were complete, the feeling in the room was one of true enlightenment, empowerment and inspiration.

It’s fair to say that everyone left the Bill Pratt Auditorium that day with their confidence boosted and their heads held a little higher.

New Retailer for Nexus Corporate

All your favourite coffee varieties, including cold drip, filter and so much more

We are pleased to announce that Arbor Café will be opening at Nexus Corporate in March 2018.

Arbor is set to be a fabulous, modern indoor/outdoor space with unique contemporary styling and an innovative landscaped garden terrace.

Coffee is their speciality and Arbor pride themselves on using only the best, most sustainable and ethically sourced coffee beans. House blends and single origin crafted by their champion head barista will all be on offer, and you’ll be able to choose from all your favourite coffee varieties, including cold drip, filter and so much more.

The team has over 30 years of experience and provides modern, contemporary, delicious food that a full à la carte breakfast and lunch menu, plus an extensive range of gourmet cafe food to grab on the run – they’ll also be trading late on Friday nights for after-work drinks.

Arbor is also a gun in the catering game and will happily deliver to your venue or office. Or, why not hire out one of their unique spaces for your next function or workplace event? The team of professional catering specialists will provide delicious food prepared from quality local produce.

Stay tuned to the Nexus Community Portal for all your exclusive updates. Of course, we cannot forget about the ex-August cafe site, too. There’s even more exciting news to come on the future plans for this cafe, so hold on to your hats. 

Valentines Day Pop Up Market

Purchase your Valentines goodies without leaving Nexus

On Wednesday 14 February you can purchase all of your V-Day goodies – think flowers, candles, wine, cheese, chocolate – at our pop-up market stalls.

Starting at 10.30am and running until 4pm, you can browse the wares of the following retailers: 

Australian Wine and Food
With a delectable selection of wines, chocolates, nuts, sweet treats and all manner of delicious things to eat, Australian Wine and Food has covered all of the edible bases. Plus it’s not Valentine’s Day without the inclusion of fresh flowers, so there will be a selection of fresh-cut bestsellers on the day.

Farmgate Cheese
Cheese? Yes, please! Our friends at Farmgate Cheese will be selling a selection of their cheese and cheese-related products so that you can whip up the most impressive cheese platter. You can also check out their great product range via the Portal Store.

Taralinga Estate Olive Oil
A meal is not complete until you finish it off with a drizzle of delicious olive oil, and there is none better than the premium extra virgin olive oils found in the Taralinga Estate product range. These oils are also available to purchase via the Portal Store.

Grace and James
Set the mood for love and romance with a scented candle from Grace and James. They will have a wonderful assortment of lush products available to ensure you get your evening off to a brilliant start.

Of course, everyone wants to try before they buy, so there will be loads of taste-testing available of the fresh, Australian produce.

We’re taking the hassle out of Valentine’s Day shopping and making it ultra-convenient for our Nexus Community to get that lovin’ feeling.

Nexus Christmas Carnival

To cap off a stellar year and to commemorate seven incredible months since the launch of our Nexus Community Portal, we’re celebrating the only way we know how – with a party!

See out 2017 in true style and join us at our very first Nexus Christmas carnival party. It’s a celebration of the year that was and is set to become part of our annual end-of-year festivities.

On Thursday 7 December, leave your lunch at home, round up your colleagues, and come and enjoy the carnival atmosphere on your lunch break. 

Starting at 12pm and running until 2pm, the festivities will involve:

Feasting on delicacies from around the globe courtesy of our favourite food trucks

Indulging in a freshly grilled spit-roast souvlaki from the team at XS Roasting Kitchen

Music, entertainment and everyone’s favourite carnival game (the laughing clowns) with loads of prizes to be won

Popcorn and fairy floss and all kinds of treats – free if you RSVP

Take this opportunity to mingle with other members of your community and the Building Management team over delicious food and among the fun and frivolity of a summertime Christmas carnival.


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