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)

Market Square – a new people’s park

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