At the Council meeting on 10 December 2019, councillors unanimously endorsed the development of a charter for Market Square informed by a recent community engagement process. The engagement provided an opportunity to test and validate previous ideas identified for Market Square, and seek other ideas for the development of a charter.

Read the Council resolution and the full meeting minutes.

Findings from the Participate Melbourne survey reinforced community support for transforming the current Queen Victoria Market customer car park into a public open space for the city’s growing population.

The opportunity to foster Aboriginal connection to the site received overwhelming support, further validating the City of Melbourne’s long-standing commitment to celebrating the site’s important history and heritage.

Read the Market Square community engagement report (PDF 3.20MB)


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation on ideas for Market Square

    14 October to 1 November 2019

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Council report on Market Square engagement

    10 December 2019

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Develop Market Square charter

    December to March 2020

Overview (2019)

Understanding the community’s ideas for future uses and activities in the space.

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