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 …

Major road changes for metro tunnel works

Road closures, lane reductions and major construction will begin next month as part of the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history – the Metro Tunnel. Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan announced extended lane reductions on St Kilda Road and the complete closure of …

Names for 5 new Metro Tunnel stations revealed

The Andrews Labor Government has revealed the names of the five new stations that will transform Melbourne’s train network, following an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited the Metro Tunnel …

Metro Tunnel works ramp up on St Kilda Road

Work on new tracks that will carry trams around the massive Domain construction site will ramp up next month as part of the Andrews Labor Government $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan announced the start of major work on the new Toorak Road West tram route today, which will be used …

Planning protects St Kilda Road and the Shrine

New planning controls around St Kilda Road and the Shrine of Remembrance will protect and enhance a picturesque and historic part of the inner city. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved controls which allow for more development but protect the Shrine and Albert Park Reserve from overshadowing. Over the …

Major disruption to deliver benefits of Metro Tunnel

The Andrews Labor Government has released the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the new Metro Tunnel, which shows construction will cause significant disruption over many years but will deliver decades of benefits. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at the site of the …

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 …

Consultation on potential impacts of Melbourne Metro begins

Engagement with local residents who may be affected by the construction of Melbourne’s new underground rail network will begin this week. Melbourne Metro Rail Authority has sent letters to 21,000 residents and businesses along the alignment of the new nine-kilometre, twin rail tunnels being built as part of …