The life and soul of Southbank is the affluent, buzzing Southbank Promenade. This path stretches along the south side of the Yarra River from the popular Southgate shopping and dining complex to the glittering Crown Casino. Southbank is an important cultural hub that includes the Melbourne Arts Centre, Concert Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, the Malthouse Theatre, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Victorian College of the Arts. It also includes the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (informally known as Jeff’s Shed after a former premier) and the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum. Significant and rapid residential development has occurred in Southbank in recent years, with the population skyrocketing. The vast majority of residents live in high rise apartments, the tallest of which is the 300m tall Eureka Tower. The 92-level tower is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings.