Minifie van Schaik Architects
MvS Architects
Council gives SAM the go ahead

28/05/2015

Greater Shepparton City Council, State Government, Federal Government agree to contribute $10m each

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The Council of the Greater City of Shepparton have decided to take on board the feasibility study completed by MvS Architects and associates regarding the new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), and have put forward $30 million with assistance from the state and federal governments.

The SAM Foundation will source the remaining $4.5 million required for project completion, as well as an extra $8 million for operational and maintenance costs.

76% of public respondents showed support for the business case for a new SAM, with 5% being indifferent and only 19% actively against it.

The new Art Museum is tipped to boost Shepparton's economy, increase tourism and publicity, and provide over 180 jobs in just the first 2 years.