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VCA takes over police stables

27 February 2014

Police stables2After many years of negotiation, the Victorian College of the Arts is to take over the Victoria Police Force horse stables, located at the rear of the college on Melbourne’s Southbank. The stables will be transformed into artists’ studios and exhibition space. The police has long resisted giving up the space, ostensibly on the basis of a police regulation that its mounted branch has to be located within “fast galloping distance” of Government House, the residence of the Governor. The  $42.5 million project  is  being funded by the  Victorian government, The University of Melbourne, the VCA and philanthropic bodies including the Myer Foundation and the Ian Potter Foundation.

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