Melbourne Arts Precinct Plan – Arts Centre Melbourne



Business case development

Arts centre


Nation Partners provided business case development and project management support to inform a major proposal for a suite of investments to reimagine Arts Centre Melbourne and transform the Melbourne Arts Precinct in Southbank, Victoria. 

Embedded within our client team, we helped to develop the Arts Centre Melbourne Business Case which formed part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Plan. The overarching precinct plan included the revitalisation of Arts Centre Melbourne, the creation of a standalone National Gallery of Victoria Contemporary gallery, a new creative hub, and new public spaces and connections through the precinct.

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Plan aims to deliver a range of strategic outcomes for Victoria – including the preservation of unique assets for Victorians, creation of a new civic precinct and cultural landmarks for Melbourne, capability building for the Victorian arts ecosystem and leveraging the strategic assets in the precinct to continue to position Melbourne as a global cultural tourism destination.


Outcomes + benefit delivered


Once-in-a-generation redevelopment successfully gains funding approval

Our lead business case specialist worked closely with a multi-agency governance team throughout the evaluation and prioritisation of a complex, multi-faceted scope of investment to deliver the best economic and social outcomes for Melbourne and Victoria. This included coordination and assessment of many iterative components, including: various elements of masterplanning, the staging strategy, precinct-wide stakeholder needs, site planning parameters and opportunities, operational models, economic impacts and value creation and capture opportunities. 

The proposal has been recognised as a once-in-a-generation redevelopment of Southbank by the Victorian Government and was successful in gaining funding approval to proceed to planning.



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Yen Yuen





Development Victoria

Scope / Services:

Business case development ›


Victoria, Australia


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