Tag Archives: Queen Victoria Market

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

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

Munro site plans revealed

Last month, the City of Melbourne finally revealed their plans for the former Munro site, to be developed by PDG Corporation into a mixed-use development comprising a 58-storey Bates Smart-designed tower of 308 dwellings and a 300-room hotel, after the developer was awarded the rights to develop the site on CoM’s behalf.  The Munro site represents the first stage

Questions on heritage QVM response

Plans have finally emerged of the City of Melbourne’s (CoM) development scheme for the Munro site opposite Queen Victoria Market, giving us a glimpse of a proposal with some broader merits, but mixed result for heritage at best. Only slithers on edges of the site are to be retained, making way for new community facilities,

Steady progress in the planning world

The last month hasn’t been the most active from a planning perspective, however there is still a considerable amount of construction activity in the city and further to come once the Melbourne Metro Rail Project and Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal programs begin to ramp up. The Breathe Architecture-designed Market Garden Pavilion is currently at

Night market celebrates singles

The Summer Night Market hosted Melbourne’s biggest singles party on Wednesday, February 15. In celebration of Singles Awareness Day, the market encouraged singles to wear red to let people know they were currently unattached and ready to mingle. Nova 100’s street team set up a designated “singles area” in E Shed. Here, the “Casanovas” set

Night market outperforms

The Victoria Market’s summer night market is performing beyond expectations with unofficial reports of a 40 per cent growth on last year. It is understood that between 40,000 and 50,000 people are attending each Wednesday night, and there are plenty of nights left in the 16-week season. Some of the themed nights coming up are

Continuing market traditions for the next generation

By Malcolm McCullough Queen Victoria Market chief executive officer The Queen Victoria Market community – traders, loyal customers and indeed management, all agree that the market’s future prosperity should be built on our unique history and the important role the market has and will continue to play in bringing the people of Melbourne together.  It’s

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