New Building for the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)

Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to announce the winning architect and design for a new art museum. Council received 88 responses to an Expressions of Interest competition and from a shortlist of five architectural teams, the winner of the new Shepparton Art Museum architectural competition is Denton Corker Marshall.

The new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) building will be an outstanding example of exciting, best-practice contemporary museum architecture designed by one of Australia’s leading architects on a remarkable site in regional Victoria.

Council endorsed the recommendations of the SAM Feasibility Study and Business case for a new Shepparton Art Museum on 19 May 2015. This project is included in Council’s long term financial plan, strategic resources plan and Council Plan. Learn more about the background of this major project.


  • 18 April 2017: Council meeting - endorsement of Jury Report
  • 20 April 2017: Public announcement of winner
  • September 2017: Planning approval granted
  • February 2018: Demolition works commence
  • March 2018: Detail design completed
  • August 2018: Construction design completed
  • Late 2018: Build commences
  • September 2020: Project completion

* Dates may be subject to change


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