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Highest green award for QVM renewal 

 By Kathryn Lewis  The City of Melbourne is the first Australian local government to be awarded a six star green star – Communities rating for the $250 million Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal program. The Green Building Council of Australia awarded the rating based on best practice benchmarks for liveability, environmental sustainability, design excellence, prosperity,

Market traders feel trapped without tenure

Some Queen Victoria Market traders feel trapped in their businesses, which they can’t sell because of uncertainty about the future. Their only option, they say, is to stay but their turbulent and often toxic relationship with market management gives them little confidence. CBD News met with a number of traders who would like to like

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

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