Great jobs for more Victorians on city-shaping creative project

NGV Contemporary render by DarcstudiosMore apprentices, cadets and construction workers are kickstarting their careers with hands-on training on the Victorian Government’s once-in-a-generation Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project, where construction is forging ahead.

Minister for Creative Industries and Development Victoria Colin Brooks and Minister for Jobs and Industry Natalie Hutchins have toured the site of the future The Fox: NGV Contemporary gallery at the Arts Precinct and met with apprentices and workers who are bringing the project to life.

“Our creative industry is the heart of our community – that’s why we’re backing local workers to build this epic home of fine art, culture and creativity which will also attract thousands of visitors and thousands of local jobs,” said Minister for Creative Industries and Minister for Development Victoria Colin Brooks.

“This city-shaping project is giving the next generation of skilled workers and apprentices the training they need to get the job they want on our pipeline of nation leading infrastructure projects,” added. Minister for Jobs and Industry Natalie Hutchins.

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation will deliver Australia’s largest contemporary art and design gallery, The Fox: NGV Contemporary, significant upgrades to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatres Building, and a new 18,000 square metre, art-filled urban garden that will be a must-see destination in its own right.

From carpentry, demolition to flooring, fire services and project management, more than 11,000 new jobs are being created during construction on Australia’s biggest cultural infrastructure project. 

This city-shaping project is also giving Victorians the training they need to kick-start a rewarding career in construction, with 30 roles for cadets and apprentices already created across the project and contractors already exceeding their required apprentice hours.

“This ambitious project is not just about physical transformation, it extends into nurturing talent and fostering a vibrant community of creativity. As the project progresses, we’re seeing first-hand the profound impact it is having on our city’s cultural identity and its economic vitality,” said MAP Co Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick.

For more information about the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation Project, visit: for details.

Image: The Fox: NGV Contemporary – render by Darcstudios