The Victorian State Government recently announced an additional $10 million (bringing their total contribution to $13 million) to assist Circus Oz to relocate from their Port Melbourne base to the old Collingwood TAFE building at 241 Johnston St.
Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants have been appointed as architects for the works required. Circus Oz hope to their new home opened by 2012. For more information see New Digs for Circus Oz on their website.
Besides being a fine example of a Moderne school building by Public Works architect, Percy Everett, the site also boasts a rare Australian work by artist Keith Haring. Haring painted the mural during a visit to Melbourne in 1984. Both the building and mural are listed on the Heritage Victoria Register.