Once-in-a-generation transformation of our Arts Precinct

Melbourne will become home to Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery as part of a once-in-a-generation transformation of the arts precinct that will deliver new public space, better theatres and thousands of local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the …

Victoria’s first vertical school unveiled in Southern Metro

Victoria’s first vertical government school opened its doors today, providing inner city families with a new state-of-the-art primary school, in another sign the Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park …

Swan Street Bridge bottleneck to go

Works to remove the notorious Swan Street Bridge bottleneck will be underway within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. Acting Premier James Merlino and Acting Minister for Roads and Road Safety Philip Dalidakis announced the $30 million Swan Street …

Building the Education State and creating jobs in Victoria

Victorian families will be more involved in the building and upgrading of local schools and early childhood centres than ever before, with the launch of the new Victorian School Building Authority. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today launched …

Southbank site for world-class conservatorium

Melbourne’s Southbank is set to become one of the world’s best training grounds for the arts, with the construction of a new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music to add to the best cultural precinct in the nation. Acting Premier James Merlino today announced the project – a partnership between the …

MoMA Melbourne bound for NGV Winter Masterpieces

The biggest and most significant collection of masterworks to leave New York City’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art is coming to the National Gallery of Victoria. Visiting the famed gallery during his official tour of the US, Premier Daniel Andrews joined MoMA Director Glenn D Lowry and NGV Director Tony …

$200m Convention & Exhibition expansion for our Visitor Economy

Acting Premier James Merlino and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren today announced the next steps to deliver an expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The project will add nearly 20,000 square meters of flexible, multi-purpose event space, including 9,000 square metres of new …

Victorian kids on top of the world during National Playgroup Week

A new record will be set this morning when a community playgroup meets on the top floor of Eureka Skydeck – creating Australia’s tallest playgroup. The feat marks National Playgroup Week, which celebrates the important role playgroups have in offering families the chance to come together to learn, play …

Exhibition opening hours extended due to record crowds

The National Gallery of Victoria’s ground-breaking  Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei  exhibition has attracted more than 94,700 visitors in its first month, making it the gallery’s fastest-selling exhibition for more than a decade. The world-first exhibition, developed by the NGV and The Warhol Museum …

State Government moves to fix Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government has purchased the first future park in Fishermans Bend, a key move in its plan to create healthy and liveable communities and rescue Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said the Labor Government is working to provide the open space the area …