The City of Melbourne is undertaking a major renewal of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market and surrounding precinct.
The renewal project aims to secure Queen Victoria Market’s place as a traditional open-air market. Through renewal we will restore the market’s heritage while delivering facilities to make the market work better for traders, customers and visitors.
Since announcing the renewal of the market precinct in 2013, the City of Melbourne has worked closely with traders, the community and key stakeholders to plan for the careful restoration and revitalisation of this seven hectare site in the heart of the city. The ideas have reinforced the need to secure the market as a traditional open air market.
Alongside the heritage market, the City of Melbourne is also planning for the surrounding precinct in order to provide for the growing community.
For more information on the market renewal program including the latest projects, visit the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal website.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Community consultation - phase one
Timeline item 2 - complete
Community consultation - phase two
April to May 2014
Timeline item 3 - complete
Purchase of Munro site announced
Timeline item 4 - complete
Community consultation - phase three
Timeline item 5 - complete
Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Final Master Plan endorsed by Council
Timeline item 6 - complete
State Government approves Amendment C245, paving the way for planning application for the Munro site
11 July 2017
Timeline item 7 - complete
Construction begins at Munro site
Timeline item 8 - complete
People's Panel concludes with 14 recommendations and a minority report
19 November 2018
Timeline item 9 - complete
Future Melbourne Committee accepts People's Panel Report and requests a report on market infrastructure options
10 December 2018
Timeline item 10 - complete
Future Melbourne Committee endorses new market infrastructure plan and People's Panel Report progress update released
2 April 2019
Timeline item 11 - complete
Future Melbourne Committee endorses design and costings for G Shed and Queen Street market infrastructure
Timeline item 12 - complete
Future Melbourne Committee endorses engagement on Market Square and People’s Panel Report Progress update released
Timeline item 13 - complete
Community consultation on Market Square
14 October to 1 November 2019
Timeline item 14 - complete
Council report on Market Square engagement
Timeline item 15 - active
Council report on Market Square Charter
Timeline item 16 - incomplete
Commencement of design process for Market Square
May 2020 - subject to Council endorsement
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