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Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation

Melbourne, Victoria - Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation will reinvigorate the area around the NGV and Arts Centre, creating 18 000m2 of new and renewed open public space, including an elevated pedestrian park and outdoor performance and event spaces.

$200

million city shaping project

18 000 m2

new and renewed open public space
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation is a $200 million city shaping project, that will create a new creative hub within Southbank, with spaces and facilities for Victoria’s small to medium and independent arts sector. Arcadis has been appointed by Development Victoria to provide Project Management Services in the delivery of this important asset.

Melbourne’s arts precinct has one of the highest concentrations of arts, cultural and creative organizations anywhere in the world.

The Victorian Government has announced an initial investment of more than $200 million over the next two years to reimagine Southbank and the precinct including a brand-new icon for Melbourne – NGV Contemporary.

NGV Contemporary will be new standalone gallery that will focus on contemporary art and design. NGV Contemporary will be located at 77 Southbank Boulevard behind NGV’s St Kilda Road gallery, a site where the former Carlton & United Breweries building currently stands. When built, NGV Contemporary will be Australia’s largest contemporary art and design gallery.

Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatre’s Building, one of Melbourne’s most recognized landmarks, will be revitalized with upgrades to its theatres and public spaces.

The project will also return 1 City Road - one of the only available parcels of land in the area – to full cultural and public use. The site will become home to a new Australian Performing Arts Gallery, an expanded Australian Music Vault, Arts Centre Melbourne’s administrative offices, education and research facilities, and a new creative hub for small to medium and independent arts organizations.

This once-in-a-generation precinct transformation will enable people to move seamlessly across the precinct taking in cultural organizations, where it has one of the highest concentrations of arts, cultural and creative organizations anywhere in the world – and presents up to 3000 performances and exhibitions every year. The new precinct is expected to attract an extra 3 million visitors each year.

Outcomes

$200

million city shaping project

18 000 m2

new and renewed open public space

Questions about this project

Chong Meng Tan

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