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Queen Victoria Market precinct renewal

Phase three community engagement – Monday 2 March to Sunday 29 March

Provide your feedback on the draft master plan at Participate Melbourne.

Our plans for the renewal of Queen Victoria Market are now well underway. After more than a year of consultation we are ready for the third and most important stage of community engagement with the release of a draft master plan.

The Queen Victoria Precinct Renewal Draft Master Plan has been informed by what the community – traders, shoppers, residents and visitors – told us during the previous phases of community engagement.

A strategic brief, which has been prepared by the Queen Victoria Market, has also been released. The strategic brief underpins the draft master plan and details an assessment of proposed improvements, issues, challenges and operational constraints facing the market, traders and visitors.

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.

Community engagement on the draft master plan will run from Monday 2 March to Sunday 29 March.

You can view the draft master plan and strategic brief at Participate Melbourne or visit our Community Engagement hub located at 452 Queen Street, right in the heart of Queen Victoria Market.

Next steps

Once consultation on the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Draft Master Plan is complete, a final master plan will be released for further community feedback in May 2015.

Munro purchase

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.

Further information