Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

Congratulations, Southbank News
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Familiar faces doing things differently at Southgate
Read more >>

St Johns Southgate Image

St Johns Southgate

Affirmation of 100
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

COVID Q&A: Private renovations, cladding rectifications and nuisance from pets
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance Image

Montague Community Alliance

What an achievement … 100 editions!
Read more >>

Chinese

公共艺术还是广告?
Read more >>

Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel marks Parkville milestone
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

Why it pays to be neighbourly in a strata building
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Airbnb CEO “has mucked it all up”
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

Dancing against the odds
Read more >>

Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
Read more >>

Housing Image

Housing

Housing for all makes “good business sense”
Read more >>

History Image

History

Forward Surge
Read more >>

Safety and Security

Bicycle security and safety
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Practicing divergent thinking
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Do COVID-19 clouds have a silver or red lining for vertical villages?
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Spoiling princess Chloe
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

What’s behind the lights?
Read more >>

Government buys CUB site

08 Feb 2018

Government buys CUB site Image

The State Government has officially purchased the Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) building at 77 Southbank Boulevard.

The government is reported by The Australian to have purchased the building for $95.5 million, with the sale confirmed to Southbank Local News on February 1.

A spokesperson for the Victorian Government said that the government would be restoring the building for public use.

“The Victorian Government has purchased the CUB site at 77 Southbank Boulevard with the long-term view of returning it to public use,” the spokesperson said.

“As the government finalises plans for the site, CUB will remain as the key tenant.”

As reported in the December-January edition of Southbank Local News, it is understood that the State Government is in discussions with a number of key arts institutions about potentially occupying the site.

With a number of institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Arts Centre Melbourne and ACMI-X said to be at maximum capacity, the building could host a mixture of arts for a range of uses.

Positioned on Sturt St between the likes of NGV and the Melbourne Recital Centre, the acquisition would undoubtedly boost the State Government’s Arts Precinct Blueprint vision.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.