A report on the first phase of community engagement for the renewal of Queen Victoria Market is now available. Read the report and register your interest in taking part in the next phase of consultation this April.
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.
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.
The City of Melbourne is working 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.
It will work closely with its subsidiary company Queen Victoria Market through the renewal process. A governance framework was presented to the Future Melbourne Committee on Tuesday 11 February 2014 that reflects this partnership approach. The report, minutes and audio from the meeting can also be found here.
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.