Project

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Phase One

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Phase One

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation (MAPT) project will be delivered over two phases, comprising new public gardens, new contemporary art gallery, pedestrian connections, underground shared services, and new and upgraded theatre and art facilities.

MAPT Phase One - Northern Package will include: 

  • a new 18,000 square metre public garden, including space for outdoor art and performances
  • NGV Contemporary (renamed to The Fox: NGV Contemporary), a new modern art and design gallery
  • new connections and improved access into and through the precinct, and
  • underground shared services that will ensure the seamless and sustainable operations of the precinct and its venues.

MAPT Phase Two- Southern Package has yet to be allocated funding, but will include:

  • further upgrades to the Arts Centre Melbourne
  • a new Centre for Creativity, run by ACM, with spaces and facilities for Victoria’s small to medium and independent arts sector, a new performing arts gallery, and an expanded Australian Music Vault.

Key Dates

Jun 2018 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Victorian Government
Private donation - Fox family
Private donation - Ian Potter Foundation

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Development Victoria
Related contracts:
Design contract
Successful Tenderer - HASSELL and Solid Objects Idenburg Liu

PROJECT HISTORY

Jun 2018 The Victorian Government announced an investment of $208 million over two years towards the first phase of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project.
Feb 2019 Architects Hassell and SO - IL were appointed to design the new public space as part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct redevelopment.
Nov 2020 As part of the 2020-21 Victorian Budget, the Victorian Government announced $1.46 billion in funding towards the first phase of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation.
Dec 2020 The Ian Potter Foundation donated $20 million to the new NGV Contemporary.
Jun 2021 The Victorian Government announced the establishment of a new entity - the Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation (MAP Co) – to oversee the Federation Square Civic Space, and public gardens to be delivered under the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation.
Nov 2021 The Victorian Government announced an additional $241 million for Phase One of the project, bringing the total public investment for Phase One to $1.7 billion.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Major Contract

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Southern Package

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Southern Package

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation (MAPT) project will be delivered over two phases, comprising new public gardens, new contemporary art gallery, pedestrian connections, underground shared services, and new and upgraded theatre and art facilities.

MAPT Phase Two- Southern Package has yet to be allocated funding, but will include:

  • further upgrades to the Arts Centre Melbourne
  • a new Centre for Creativity, run by ACM, with spaces and facilities for Victoria’s small to medium and independent arts sector, a new performing arts gallery, and an expanded Australian Music Vault.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Development Victoria
Related contracts:
Design contract (for Theatres Building at Melbourne Arts Centre)
Successful Tenderer - NH Architecture and Snøhetta

Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Major Contract

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Northern Package

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Northern Package

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation (MAPT) project will be delivered over two phases, comprising new public gardens, new contemporary art gallery, pedestrian connections, underground shared services, and new and upgraded theatre and art facilities.

MAPT Phase One - Northern Package will include: 

  • a new 18,000 square metre public garden, including space for outdoor art and performances
  • NGV Contemporary (renamed to The Fox: NGV Contemporary), a new modern art and design gallery
  • new connections and improved access into and through the precinct, and
  • underground shared services that will ensure the seamless and sustainable operations of the precinct and its venues.

Key Dates

Apr 2021 RFT Open
Oct 2021 Expected Contract Award
Nov 2021 EOIs Open
Nov 2022 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Development Victoria
Related contracts:
Design contract
Successful Tenderer - HASSELL and Solid Objects Idenburg Liu

Early Works
Successful Tenderer - Lendlease

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2021 Expressions of Interest opened for the Northern Package, closing on 31 January 2022. An industry briefing was to be held on 9 December 2021.
Apr 2022 The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) received a $100 million donation from Lindsay Fox AC and Paula Fox AO towards the construction of NGV Contemporary. The NGV Contemporary will be renamed to The Fox: NGV Contemporary.
May 2022 The Victorian Government awarded Lendlease the early works contract.
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Tender notices
2021/11/23 (EOI)