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.
|Jun 2018||Project Announcement|
|Private donation - Fox family|
|Private donation - Ian Potter Foundation|
|Procuring Agency:||Development Victoria|
|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.|