In October 2013, the City of Melbourne announced the largest investment in its history to preserve and renew the Queen Victoria Market, creating an expanded market precinct.
The renewal program aims to preserve the Queen Victoria Market’s heritage and authentic atmosphere, while allowing the market precinct to evolve to meet contemporary needs of traders, customers and the growing city.
The Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Master Plan was developed following extensive trader and community consultation, and was adopted by the Melbourne City Council in July 2015.
Enhancing facilities for traders and market visitors, providing more open spaces and places for events, eating and meeting, easier access for pedestrians, cyclists and commuters, and better parking are key to implementing the Master Plan, with costs expected to reach up to $250 million.
As owners of Queen Victoria Market, the City of Melbourne will have oversight and responsibility for the suite of projects to renew the market. It is working closely with Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd to ensure the market continues to trade to the greatest extent possible throughout all stages of work.
Day-to-day operation of the market will continue to be managed by Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd.
For more information on the renewal program and the latest project updates visit the City of Melbourne website.