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Sunny Shops the City 

Sunny Shops the City 

By Sunny Liu The Melbourne CBD’s retail precinct came alive, or even livelier, during the one-day shopping spree Shop the City on May 17.  More than 1000 shops at Melbourne Central, Emporium, QV Melbourne, GPO, The Strand and Bourke St mall opened from 10am-10pm for customers to take advantage of more than 300 retail offers

Plenty not happening with the market

The “phoney war” over the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment continues with proponents and opponents trading blows but Planning Minister Richard Wynne is still refusing to fire the starter’s gun. Planning Scheme Amendment C245 has been sitting on Mr Wynne’s desk for about 10 months.  With broad agreement about its content, Mr Wynne’s inactivity is looking

Doyle running out of options in market chess game

By Shane Scanlan The merits of the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) renewal have sunk to the bottom of a political swamp dominated by misinformation and brinksmanship. In March, the City of Melbourne attempted to break an impasse with Planning Minister Richard Wynne by going public with its plans to develop the adjacent Munro site. Considering

Get behind market plan

By Shane Scanlan Visiting international market expert David O’Neil sees passionate reaction to the City of Melbourne’s plan to redevelop the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) as a positive. “That heart-felt argument is a sign of love,” Mr O’Neil said.  “It’s a good sign and it’s very typical.  Anytime an old beloved market gets into a

Doyle win fails to quell market battle

By Shane Scanlan Opponents of the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment are ramping up their campaign, despite a Robert Doyle victory at the October council election. Losing lord mayoral candidate Phil Cleary says there is enough community feeling and potential political alliances to convince Cr Doyle to revisit the City of Melbourne’s development plans. “I’m extending

Market renewal at the centre of council budget

The City of Melbourne has reaffirmed its commitment to the redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Market (QVM), committing $80.64 million in its draft budget last month. Council’s budget commitment includes $76 million for the July 1 settlement of the Munro site it purchased last year and a further $4.64 million towards the Queen Victoria Market

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