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Agencies and Infrastructure

The Agencies and Infrastructure branch oversees Victoria’s State-owned creative organisations and is responsible for a portfolio of State-owned cultural facilities, and the state collection, worth $7 billion.

The facilities and assets managed by the branch range from Arts Centre Melbourne with its iconic spire; to the acoustically perfect Melbourne Recital Centre; the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and the state of the art circus centre that is home to Circus Oz. The branch also has responsibility for public artworks including the much loved Keith Haring mural in Collingwood, and the interactive Federation Bells at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr. The branch supports the maintenance and redevelopment of these buildings and public artworks and is responsible for projects ranging from internal fit outs and facilities to major capital works projects.

In overseeing the State-owned cultural organisations, the Agencies and Infrastructure branch provides strategic leadership and advice in relation to governance and reporting arrangements, business plans and budgeting, board statutory appointments and legislative reforms.

In addition, the branch oversees Creative Victoria’s finance and corporate development functions.

The Agencies and Infrastructure Branch is headed by Director Michael O'Leary.