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Victorian Budget 22/23

Reinvigorating major attractions

We want to promote everything Victoria has to offer to the world. Which is why we’re rebuilding, upgrading and protecting some of Victoria’s biggest attractions.

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We’re investing a total of $1.7 billion to transform the Melbourne Arts Precinct and position Victoria as a global arts destination.

This includes an additional $241 million to build on existing restoration works for the Arts Centre Melbourne, undertake critical maintenance works to the Theatres Building and deliver a range of new food and beverage outlets for visitors.

But being a first-choice destination for tourism means giving visitors something they’ve never seen before.

Which is why the Victorian Government will deliver the largest modern art and design gallery in Australia – the new NGV Contemporary.

Designs for the gallery in Southbank have already been revealed – and plans include 13,000 square metres of display space for art and design and an expansive rooftop terrace with views of Melbourne’s CBD.

A collective of 20 Victorian and Australian-based firms with expertise across architecture, design and engineering will bring the NGV Contemporary to life.

The project will support construction jobs and generate hundreds of ongoing creative sector jobs when it opens.

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Reviewed 03 May 2022


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