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The Melbourne International Gateway, colloquially known as The Cheese Stick or Cheesestick, is a giant yellow sculptural work and iconic roadside attraction of the CityLink motorway near the airport in the Flemington area of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia.

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Alternative names The Cheese Stick
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Location Flemington, Melbourne, Australia
Opened 2000
Design and construction
Architect Denton Corker Marshall

The artwork was designed by international architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall and opened in the year 2000, is now considered an iconic landmark. It is situated on the Tullamarine Freeway, the major connection between Melbourne Airport and the Central Business District.

The Cheese Stick is a yellow steel beam approximately 70 metres in length and it is accompanied by 39 smaller red beams. It was inspired by the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s, whilst the red beams of the art installation are to represent the wheat industry in the state.

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