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Political alliance revives market project

Political alliance revives market project

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s ambition to redevelop the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) appears to be well and truly back on track after a shoulder-to-shoulder vote of confidence from Premier Daniel Andrews on July 11. “We have the same shared vision, the same goals,” Mr Andrews said. The Lord Mayor, Premier and Planning Minister Richard Wynne

The Drill Hall meeting

Market debate has become ridiculous

Editorial comment by Shane Scanlan There is no doubt about the passion being expressed about the future of the Queen Victoria Market. But what is less clear is whether this passion is based on deliberate or genuine ignorance. A public meeting last month was explosive. Some people are really angry. Many provocative claims were made.

The day the politics started in earnest

Editorial comment by Shane Scanlan July 20 could end up being remembered as the day the City of Melbourne’s well-intentioned Queen Victoria Market redevelopment became a political saga. It was the day that an undercurrent of trader suspicion and discontent racked up several notches and manifested as serious opposition to the whole redevelopment. It was

City of Melbourne hypocrisy

Editorial comment by Shane Scanlan As reported on page 1, the City of Melbourne doesn’t mind paying big money when asked by big media players. In December, behind closed doors, it ignored its officers’ advice to refuse a charity request from a private company run out of the Herald-Sun for $230,000 in sponsorship. This paper

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