Project

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation 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.

 

Key Dates

Jun 2018 Project Announced

Funding contributions

Victorian Government

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 more than $208 million over the next two years for the first phase of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project.
Feb 2019 Architects HASSEL and SO-IL appointed to design the new public space that will form 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.
Jun 2021 The Victorian Government announced that it will be establishing 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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Major Contract

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Phase One

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Phase One

Phase one of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation will include: 

  • a new 18,000 square metre immersive public garden in the middle of the precinct, including space for outdoor art and performances
  • NGV Contemporary, a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design – set to be the largest of its kind in Australia
  • 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.

Funding contributions

Victorian Government

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 more than $208 million over the next two years for the first phase of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project.
Feb 2019 Architects HASSEL and SO-IL appointed to design the new public space that is a part of phase one 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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Major Contract

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Phase Two

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation - Phase Two

Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation Phase Two will include:

  • an upgraded Theatre Building at the Arts Centre Melbourne
  • a new Centre for Creativity, run by Arts Centre Melbourne, 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

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2018 NH Architecture and Snøhetta awarded the contract to deliver upgrades at the Art Centre Melbourne's Theatre Building.
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources