New art museum is taking shape

REACHING THE SKY… Progress is well underway on the new Shepparton Art Museum. Photo: Sharelle Jarvis.

If you’ve driven past the Victoria Park Lake in Shepparton in the last month, you would have noticed the new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) starting to take shape.

The $49.9 million project is well underway and work is progressing well with the Level Two deck poured last month and Level Three almost ready for the next concrete pour.

Stage 1 works are on track to be completed by mid 2020. Stage 2 will see the car parking and landscaping done, and is due to be completed late 2020.

The new five-storey SAM will be more than just an art gallery. It will include a community hub, Kaiela Arts and the Shepparton Visitor Information Centre, a café, workshop spaces, a bar and event space, and a rooftop viewing deck.

For more information and regular updates on the construction of SAM, visit