What happens to Neighbours studio at Nunawading?
"Everyone's asking 'What's happening to the Kennedy painting?'" says producer Jason Herbison.
A number of readers have been asking about the future of the Nunawading studios now that Neighbours has concluded.
The building, which won an architectural award in 1965, was given a heritage overlay by Whitehorse Council in 2016.
Executive Producer Jason Herbison tells TV Tonight, “We have it to the end of the year and we’ll be utilising it for some other things between now and the end of the year. But I don’t know what’s going to happen to the site beyond that.
“Everyone’s asking ‘What’s happening to the Kennedy painting? What’s happening to the couch?’ We don’t know, but we’ve had a lot of interest. Various museums, for example, have reached out to us.
“I would like to think very important props, for example, will find a home somewhere. But these are decisions we’ve got a little bit of time to make, because we have the site till the end of the year.”
The future is less clear for the backlot: Lassiters complex (originally built for 1981’s Holiday Island), the 2013 construction of full-size backyards of Ramsay Street houses plus the ‘Power Road’ streetscape facade of ‘Grease Monkeys’ and Fitzgerald Motors (previously Carpenters Mechanics).
Over several decades the site was home to Prisoner, Young Talent Time, Rove Live, The Magic Circle Club, Holiday Island, The Comedy Company, Carson’s Law, The Box, Kommotion, The Early Bird Show and TEN Eyewitness News.