Friday, 15 April 2016

Building Controls Around QVM

Amendment C245 relates to the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal and aims to amend the built form controls around the market to better reflect the significant changes that have taken place in our part of the city.
Following public consultation a number of submissions were made in relation to the amendment and an independent planning panel has been set up to handle those submissions.  A directions hearing was held on Tuesday 12 April 2016 with the Panel Hearing to commence on Monday 2 May 2016. The panel members are Trevor McCullough, Lorina Nervegna and Tania Quick.

Amendment C245 proposes to:
  • apply a public use zone to the Queen Victoria Market to reflect its ongoing importance as a community place. As a registered heritage place, development of the site will continue to be subject to permits from Heritage Victoria
  • protect the existing heritage sheds and the new open space from overshadowing
  • ensure adequate sunlight
  • provide environmental wind control – promoting comfortable pedestrian conditions at street level.

Further details are available from the CoM website.