MCG appoints contractor for National Sports Museum redevelopment


The Melbourne Cricket Club has appointed arete Australia, a fit-out division of Kane Constructions, the contract to carry out the A$12m redevelopment of the National Sports Museum located inside the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The upgrade to the National Sports Museum (NSM) is scheduled to be completed by late February 2020. The NSM’s last day of operation will be Friday, August 16 before it closes for renovation works.

When complete the new-look National Sports Museum will be a vibrant and unique sporting experience for all visitors, embracing the latest technology to create an interactive environment said the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC).


The CEO of the MCC, Stuart Fox said, “We’re delighted to have a highly-respected and award-winning company like Kane Constructions carry out this important redevelopment project,

“As a specialist division of Kane Constructions, arete Australia focuses on interiors, fitouts and refurbishments and its team of highly experienced construction specialists have delivered numerous high-quality projects.”


Tristan Forster, joint managing director of Kane Constructions, said the company was excited and honoured to deliver the NSM Refresh Project. He said, “We look forward to collaborating with our client, the consultant team and various stakeholder groups to deliver what will be the leading global sports museum.

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