The first phase of community engagement regarding Queen Victoria Market has now closed. You can register your interest if you wish to take part in the next phase of consultation planned for autumn 2014.
The City of Melbourne recognises the significance of its role as custodian of the Queen Victoria Market and has its long term viability and success front of mind. That’s why it has announced the largest investment in its history to preserve and renew the market.
The renewal project presents a once in a century opportunity to create a world class market precinct. Following a comprehensive community consultation and renewal program, the City of Melbourne will seek UNESCO World Heritage listing for Queen Victoria Market.
The City of Melbourne wants to preserve and celebrate the market’s iconic features, atmosphere and heritage while retaining affordability and ensuring the market is more attractive in a competitive retail environment.
Research with traders and visitors already tells us there is need for improvement at Queen Victoria Market.
Key upgrades could include new public open spaces, essential infrastructure for traders, event spaces, improved car parking and pedestrian access. There is also an invaluable opportunity to create dynamic spaces for events and activities, bringing new vitality to the market precinct, particularly at night and outside current hours of operation.
Queen Victoria Market has been trading continuously since 1878 and the City of Melbourne is committed to ensuring that it remains an important city icon both now and forever.
As a first step in the planning process, the City of Melbourne invited people to share their ideas for the market’s future with the first phase of community engagement taking place in November 2013
The City of Melbourne will work with the community to develop a shared vision for the market. This will lead to detailed plans, with projects to be staged over the next five to 10 years. The market will continue to serve its customers throughout any works.
* The Queen Victoria Market renewal project is a major project for the City of Melbourne. Day to day operations of the market will continue to be managed by Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd.