City of Melbourne and State Government sign land transfer agreement

July 12, 2014

The renewal of Queen Victoria Market has reached an important milestone with the signing of a land transfer between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne. The agreement formalises the process and timelines for the development and implementation of a renewal plan for QVM. It enables the City of Melbourne to proceed with developing more renewal options.

People will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the benefits and constraints of various renewal options, including the car park, storage, open space, road configuration and the southern market site including the Franklin Street stores.

This feedback will help inform the development of the draft master plan, which will be released in May 2015 for further community comment before being presented to Council in June.

Between now and December, the City of Melbourne will work with Queen Victoria Market and external design and heritage experts to develop these options. We’ll announce more information about the next stage of consultation in November.