Major Contract

MAPT Phase One - Northern Package

Under Procurement
MAPT Phase One - 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
2023 Expected Construction Commencement


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

Early Works
Successful Tenderer - Lendlease


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.
Jul 2022 Early works on commenced on Phase One – Northern Package of the project.
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Victoria |
Tender notices
2021/11/23 (EOI)