Arts Precinct

A closer look at ABC Southbank's new digs

Premier Denis Napthine may have turned the first sod at ABC's Southbank redevelopment mid February, but the first tangible signs of construction is due this month as site demolition commences. Incorporating the adjoining car park at 102 Sturt Street, the $176 million dollar expansion will see ABC's Ripponlea complex abandoned in favour of a larger Southbank premises which will also house the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Premier Napthine during...

Blueprint for a better Arts Precinct

It was conceived during 2011 and still meanders on today. Released last month was an interim update surrounding the Melbourne Arts Precinct Blueprint which principally concerns itself with: A connected Arts Precinct that is a must-see part of Melbourne, known for its distinctive character and vibrant arts experiences. The Blueprint sets out a range of strategies to achieve this vision, grouped around four themes - bring life to the streets,...