Melbourne Arts Precinct Co calls on locals for reference group
The Victorian Government body leading the transformation of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct is calling on Southbankers to be part of a new community reference group for the $1.7 billion project.
Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation (MAP Co) is establishing a community reference group “as an important channel” between the project and the Southbank community to share information about construction impacts.
The project, which begins construction this year and is due for completion in 2028, will provide 11,000 jobs over the course of the build, a new galley – The Fox: NGV Contemporary – at Southbank Blvd, as well 18,000sqm of new public open space.
MAP Co director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick encouraged Southbank locals who were active in the community to register their interest for the new reference group, which she said would help share regular and detailed updates on the progress of the project.
“The transformation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct is Australia’s largest ever cultural infrastructure project, and we’re committed to ensuring the local community is as informed and engaged in the project as possible,” she said.
“That’s one of the reasons we’re establishing a community reference group, to share regular and detailed updates on the progress of the transformation as well as create genuine opportunities for the community to have input. We encourage Southbank residents, business owners and people who are active in the community to register their interest in being a member.”
Applications close at midnight on Saturday, February 26.
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