University of Melbourne welcomes Melbourne Arts Precinct boost

The University of Melbourne has welcomed the State Government’s $208 million commitment to redeveloping NGV Contemporary and Arts Centre Melbourne to further enhance the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

The announcement will complement the $200 million redevelopment work already being done by the University to update and improve its Southbank Campus and pave the way for Southbank to become a hub of creative excellence.

These include the recent completion of an $18 million makeover of the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables into a world-class facility for Faculty of Fine Arts and Music students, as well as the establishment of Buxton Contemporary, the new purpose-built home for one of Australia's most significant contemporary art collections.

The precinct will be further boosted once construction of the $104.5 million Ian Potter Southbank Centre is completed, which will be the new headquarters for the University’s Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

The University of Melbourne looks forward to engaging with the community, fostering new partnerships locally and internationally, and helping precinct partners to achieve Melbourne’s vision for a thriving arts scene.