Southbank is an inner urban neighbourhood of
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 km south of
Melbourne's central business district. Its local
government area are the Cities of Melbourne
and Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, Southbank
had a population of 11,235. Its northernmost
area is considered part of the Central Business
District and Central Activities District of the City.
Southbank is bordered to the north by the
Yarra River, and to the east by St Kilda Road.
Southbank's southern and western borders are
bounded by Dorcas Street, Kings Way, the
West Gate Freeway and Montague Street.
Southbank is dominated by high-rise
development. It is one of the primary business
centres in Greater Melbourne, being the
headquarters of Foster's, Treasury Wine Estates,
Crown Limited, Alumina, Incitec Pivot, The
Herald and Weekly Times (including the Herald
Sun), as well as regional offices of many major
corporations, in a cluster of towers with over
340,000 square metres of office space in 2008.
Southbank is also one of the most densely
populated areas of Melbourne, with a large
cluster of apartment towers, including
Australia's tallest tower measured to its highest
floor, the Eureka Tower.