The University of Melbourne is delivering a major capital works project that will instil the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s position as a world-leading arts education institution. To achieve this bold new vision, which engages with the City of Mebourne’s Arts Precinct Blueprint, a process is underway for converting for historically-important buildings into training facilities and constructing new facilities including contemporary workshops, studios and centres.

The Southbank campus will be part of the wider Arts Precinct which includes the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Theatre Company, Australian Ballet and Arts Centre Victoria.

The renewal project includes the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre, the Buxton Contemporary museum and the Dodds Street Stables refurbishment of the prior Victoria Police Mounted Branch Stables site. The campus will be opened up to encourage visitors to enjoy the galleries, performances, museums and historical buildings. Part of the work to improve the landscaping and accessibility to the Southbank campus works includes a new linear park through the campus, a publicly-accessible walkway through the Stables, pedestrian paths and a new open plaza at the entrance to the Ian Potter Southbank Centre.

The developments will further synergise the University with its creative partners, helping achieve the city’s vision for a thriving arts scence.

render image of new Ian Potter Southbank Centre and adjoining linear park

The new Ian Potter Southbank Centre and adjoining linear park, which will connect the campus with the wider Melbourne Arts Precinct. Image by John Wardle Architects.



Keep informed of construction works shaping the Southbank Redevelopment.




News and updates relating to the Southbank Redevelopment are available on the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music website.