QVM heritage assessment

The Australian Heritage Council is looking for public comments about the City of Melbourne’s nomination of the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) for national heritage status.

Comments can be provided in writing to the Australian Heritage Council by 5pm, Friday, July 14.

Announcing the call for public comments on April 21, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the council was committed to preserving and protecting the site “so it remains part of our city forever”.

Information about the nomination and public consultation is available via www.environment.gov.au/topics/heritage/heritage-places

Cr Doyle said: “That’s why we have commissioned a number of heritage assessments of the physical fabric, the old cemetery, historical studies of the social and economic importance of the market as well as ethnographic research into the sights, sounds, trader history and atmosphere of the market that Melburnians know and love.”

“Our ultimate aim remains the UNESCO World Heritage listing of Queen Victoria Market. That is what we are working towards as we commence the $250 million renewal of Queen Victoria Market, the largest renewal of any market in the world right now.”

Listing recognises a place’s outstanding national heritage values that can include physical elements of a site as well as the stories, people or events connected to a place.

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