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Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building

Opportunities for support - funding targets

Redevelopment of the Southern Forecourt $1.3million
Reimagining the grand vision of 1880 for the building’s entrance that will return the Southern Forecourt to a wonderful gathering and event space.

This Southern Forecourt will provide a new and unique environment for visitors to enjoy and engage with the building, creating another destination for shared experience.

Flagpole replacement $50,000 each
Honouring the site where the Australian flag was flown for the very first time.

A collective investment of $200,000 will ensure repair of the final four flagpoles and enable flags to be flown (and lowered to half-mast) across the building for all State significant events, civic and ceremonial celebrations for the first time in many years.

Pressed cement orbs $3,500 each
These are the decorative jewels which adorn the building and provide a direct personal connection to the building’s grand architecture.
Reinstating 226 of these decorative architectural features and bringing back the beauty of the original ornamentation will require a total investment of $791,000.

East and West Facade redevelopment $5.9million
These are the two most public faces of the building and their restoration will endure for over 30 years. A new external lighting system is proposed, akin to that recently added to Flinders Street Station, to highlight the grand building at night and enable a multitude of colour schemes for different civic celebrations

Expanded basement exhibition, and events space New Pavilion Cafe dining and hospitality precinct $12.1million
A major new addition to the building, introducing a café and events space facing the Carlton Gardens, to create a bustling new public offering open throughout the week all year round.

Further information

Leila Akbarzadeh
Head of Development
0435 412 644
[email protected]

Kirk Marshall
Senior Coordinator – Philanthropy
0421 259 070
[email protected]


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