Tag Archives: Queen Victoria Market

Who benefits from market plan?

QVM redevelopment sounds good until you look at the detail.  Improvements can be made to the market without destroying it as we know it. Who benefits from the new plan? It won’t benefit shoppers. Having up-market restaurants and entertainment won’t help them.  People go to the market to shop, not to be entertained. It won’t

The Queen Victoria Market is the site for 9000 Minutes.

Eat, breathe, sleep market … for 9000 minutes

By Khiara Elliott Australian artist collective Field Theory will this month broadcast live, non-stop from the Queen Victoria Market for 9000 minutes. The group is committed to creating projects like 9000 Minutes that “cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for engaging with the public sphere”. From October 17 to 22, participants will only

Prof Adams explains the detail to Residents 3000 members on September 1.

Vic Market redevelopment is not just about the market

By Shane Scanlan The redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Market, it emerges, is part of a bigger, wider vision of urban renewal. In the wake of increasing scrutiny of the $250 million project, Melbourne’s “high priest” of urban planning Rob Adams has revealed the rationale behind his thinking. In an interview with CBD News, Prof

A young visitor enjoying the Mooncake Festival.

Sharing the Chinese culture

By Sunny Liu If Chinese New Year is the equivalent of Christmas, then the Mooncake Festival is like the Asian Easter.  For many Melburnians, eating mooncakes was a first. Shaped like a full moon, mooncakes are traditional Chinese pastries that come in a variety of fillings, such as red bean, sesame and sometimes dried pork.

Market implementation framework released

The City of Melbourne has released details on how and when it intends to revitalise the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) while keeping it open for business right throughout renewal. As part of the proposed $250 million renewal, heritage sheds will undergo necessary restoration works, below-ground facilities will be built for traders and new public open

Financial viability of market redevelopment in question

The recent fracturing of partisanship around the market redevelopment has called into question its underpinning financial assumptions. Firstly, it has flushed out Lord Mayor Robert Doyle who says the council’s $76 million investment in the Munro site last year was never intended to contribute financially to the wider project. Had the C245 planning panel allowed

The day the politics started in earnest

Editorial comment by Shane Scanlan July 20 could end up being remembered as the day the City of Melbourne’s well-intentioned Queen Victoria Market redevelopment became a political saga. It was the day that an undercurrent of trader suspicion and discontent racked up several notches and manifested as serious opposition to the whole redevelopment. It was

Artists sought

The Queen Victoria Market precinct will be home to a bold new public art program that will see 10 artists work with national and international experts to develop temporary artworks related to the site. The City of Melbourne is inviting artists to apply for this once-in-a-career opportunity to be part of the inaugural Public Art

Councillors prickly over accusations

By Shane Scanlan The City of Melbourne is removing itself from the high-level decisions which will determine the viability of its Victoria Market redevelopment. It voted on March 8 to refer its somewhat controversial planning amendment C245 to an independent panel, which, in turn, will make recommendations to Planning Minister Richard Wynne. The council wants

Feel-good events

The Big Aussie Barbie Australians have always loved a good barbecue, and this is the perfect excuse! The Big Aussie Barbie is a campaign organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) to help raise awareness and funding for the foundation. Over 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and the disease

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