Arts precinct plan for inner-city site

Philanthropist and businesswoman Naomi Milgrom’s latest investment in the sector is a new cultural precinct in inner-city Melbourne.
A sepia-toned photograph of the old Richmond Power Station by the banks of the Yarra, taken in the 1920s. Thick smoke blows from three tall chimneys.

Part of the old Richmond Power Station in the inner Melbourne suburb of Cremorne will be transformed into a major new cultural precinct covering 10,000 square metres, thanks to arts philanthropist and businesswoman Naomi Milgrom.

Milgrom is currently developing parts of the former Power Station site, and says the new precinct aims ‘to stimulate and support the creation, production and presentation of contemporary performance and ideas.’

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).