Plans for the renewal of Queen Victoria Market are now well underway. Our aim is to preserve the Queen Victoria Market’s heritage and authentic atmosphere, while allowing the market precinct to evolve and meet the contemporary needs of traders, shoppers and our growing city.
In March, we released the Queen Victoria Precinct Renewal Draft Master Plan for community engagement. The Draft Master Plan was informed by what the community—traders, shoppers, residents and visitors—told us during the previous phases of community engagement.
Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts during this phase of community engagement. We received an overwhelming amount of feedback with 4,381 people participating in engagement activities and 1120 surveys completed.
A report summarising community engagement activities and findings is available online at
In October 2014 the City of Melbourne confirmed it was the successful bidder in an Expression of Interest process for the purchase of properties at Therry, Queen and Franklin Streets, Melbourne – a site often referred to as the Munro site.
The City of Melbourne believes these properties to be of unprecedented strategic importance to the people of Melbourne and opens up new possibilities for the Queen Victoria Market renewal process. Read the full media statement.
In addition to the site purchase, the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government have signed a land transfer agreement to further progress renewal. Read the full media release.
As the purchase of the Munro site was significant, the next phase of community engagement will take place early in 2015.
Between November 2014 and early 2015, we will work with the Queen Victoria Market and external design and heritage experts on a number of renewal concepts.
This feedback will help inform the development of the draft master plan, which will be released in May 2015 for further community comment before being presented to Council in June.
Our aim is to preserve the Queen Victoria Market’s heritage and authentic atmosphere, while allowing the market precinct to evolve to meet contemporary needs of traders, shoppers and the growing city.
Visit Participate Melbourne to register your interest in the next phase of engagement.
Continuing to serve Melbourne
We will continue to work closely with the management of Queen Victoria Market and traders to ensure we retain the vibrant market experience Melburnians love. The market will continue to trade throughout the renewal and any period of major or minor works.
While the City of Melbourne will have ultimate responsibility for delivering the renewal project, the Board of Directors and management of Queen Victoria Market will play a key role and will continue to manage day to day operations of the market.