Community engagement update following ‘game-changing’ purchase

The next phase of community engagement for the Queen Victoria Market precinct renewal will now take place in early 2015.

This has been prompted by the City of Melbourne’s recent purchase of the Munro site, adjacent to the market. The $76 million sale opens up a range of opportunities for the $250 million renewal of the market.

It extends City of Melbourne’s capacity to deliver on their promise – to ensure that the Queen Victoria Market remains part of our city forever and opens the possibility for a different configuration of car parking, open space and Therry Street retail.

Due to the significance of this purchase for the renewal project, the next phase of community engagement will start early in the new year.

Between now and then, the City of Melbourne will work with the Queen Victoria Market as well as external design and heritage experts on a number of renewal concepts.

Details on the next phase of engagement will be well publicised to ensure as many people as possible can join the conversation. This phase of engagement will shape the draft masterplan which will be released in May 2015.