A Re-Elected Napthine Govt Commits $1Million To The Arts

A Re-Elected Napthine Govt Commits $1Million To The Arts

Victoria Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria

Victoria Treasurer Michael O’Brien

Revitalisation Of Arts Precinct Takes Its Next Step

Victor P Taffa

Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will provide $1 Million to progress the revitalisation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.





Making the announcement at the 30th Anniversary Dinner for the Art Centre Melbourne last night, Mr. O’Brien said the Coalition Government will progress the work of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Blueprint, released earlier this year.

“If re-elected, the Coalition Government will commit $1 Million to progress The Blueprint, including a business case for capital works options and consultations to gauge opportunities that would support the revitalisation.” Mr. O’Brien said.

VIC Treasurer Michael O'Brien

VIC Treasurer Michael O’Brien









Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria said the activation of the Precinct builds on the Napthine Government’s commitment to the Victorian College of the Arts stables development project announced earlier this year and the inaugural SummerSalt Precinct Arts festival.

“This week I announced the program for SummerSalt, an inaugural festival in the Melbourne Arts Precinct. SummerSalt will take to the streets – with fun, free and low-cost family events and activities.” Ms. Victoria said.

Mr. O’Brien said there was enormous potential for enhancing access to key arts organisations and activities.

“This will better connect the Precinct and create a vibrant public space for tourists and the wider community, as well as local residents.” Mr. O’Brien said.