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Permit sought for Munro site tower

Permit sought for Munro site tower

By Laurence Dragomir, Urban Melbourne Welcome to 2018 and what promises to be another big year for planning and construction within the City of Melbourne.  With construction having only just started to kick into gear following the construction shutdown over the holiday period the focus of today’s column will be two controversial projects bookending the

Go slow on QVM permits

Heritage Victoria (HV) has been an extra 60 days to consider an application from the City of Melbourne to restore and modify Queen Victoria Market (QVM) sheds. The council last year applied for the heritage permit to allow work to start on a major redevelopment of the market. Heritage Victoria invited submissions until October 25,

Savage reaction to permit bid

The council’s application for a heritage permit for its Queen Victoria Market (QVM) ambitions marks a line in the sand in the political battle against the redevelopment. The council and its opponents are, on this issue, united in a clear expectation that a permit will be issued. But, while the council will see a clear

Council seeks heritage permit for QVM

The City of Melbourne has applied for a heritage permit to allow it to start work on its Queen Victoria Market (QVM) redevelopment. Some 20 documents of supporting material underpin its plan to remove half of sheds A, B, C and D so it can dig a four-storey services basement before reinstating the sheds. Heritage

Progress on market redevelopment

At their meeting on August 29, City of Melbourne councillors unanimously endorsed a statement of expectations about the future of the Queen Victoria Market (QVM). Some 12 principles under four headings were endorsed to guide the council-owned company that runs the market. During the same council meeting, councillors noted additional funding of $59.7 million into

Market war moves to the heritage front

The battle for the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) moved onto the heritage front in mid-September with Lord Mayor Robert Doyle landing a blow and his opponents launching bitter recriminations against the National Trust. The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) board on August 28 approved an “advocacy position statement” which expressed several concerns about the City

Compromise on QVM

The City of Melbourne appears set to compromise on its Queen Victoria Market redevelopment by leaving intact half of the historic open sheds previously earmarked for removal and renovation. Council city design director Rob Adams recently outlined the changes to opponents of the council’s redevelopment plans for the market. CBD News understands that, rather than

Thanks, but no thanks – Doyle

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has politely told opponents of the council’s Queen Victoria Market (QVM) redevelopment that he won’t be taking on their alternative development plan. At the council’s August 15 Future Melbourne Committee meeting, Cr Doyle said: “We thank you for your passion and the work you have put into it.  We are set,

A full financial history of the QVM invesment

By Stephen Mayne As we await Planning Minister Wynne’s decision on Queen Victoria Market (QVM) planning controls, it is worth revisiting the full financial history of the City of Melbourne’s biggest ever investment. It is important to note that, over the past 20 years, the council has milked the market of more than $100 million

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