A report on the second phase of community engagement for the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal is now available. Read it at Participate Melbourne and register for project updates.
Last October the City of Melbourne announced the largest investment in its history to renew the Queen Victoria Market, creating one of the world’s great market precincts.
We are on our way to developing the master plan to make this happen and have now completed the second phase of community engagement.
Approximately 2,290 people participated in engagement activities, with 700 people sharing their ideas during the four week consultation period.
The City of Melbourne invited the community, shoppers and traders to have their say on five draft renewal themes of heritage, open space, car parking, access, attractions, retail, hospitality and services. The themes were supported by a proposed future lay-out of the market site and surrounding precinct.
This feedback will inform the development of a draft master plan which will be released for more community engagement in late 2014.
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.
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.
The Queen Victoria Market renewal project is a major project for the City of Melbourne. It will work closely with its subsidiary company Queen Victoria Market through the renewal process.
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.