Friday 15 June 2012

Mass Meeting To Examine QVM Future

            The latest trader’s bulletin includes details of an upcoming briefing by two of the MCC’s senior executives – CEO, Kathy Alexander and Director of City Design Rob Adams.
All market traders are invited to attend the briefing on Thursday 12th July at the Victoria Room, Ibis Melbourne, 15-21 Therry St. at 3:30pm. This is all about a new vision for The Queen Victoria Market and will outline key findings from research undertaken last year.

            It has been a long time since all traders have been invited together in the one place and we look forward to this briefing with great anticipation. We particularly like the reference to discussion on plans to secure the Market’s future. We also note from an adjoining article in the same trader’s bulletin a reference to “consultation for the long term strategic plan”.

Consultation and discussion can have many levels of involvement. At the worst they are information sessions – at best they mean true participation and influence by all stakeholders. Let’s hope this one is the real deal.  cont'd

Following information is taken from the MCC website -

 Dr Kathy Alexander is the City of Melbourne's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Her functions and powers are principally determined by the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) and include:
  • establishing and maintaining organisational structures to implement the Melbourne City Council's decisions
  • ensuring the council's decisions are implemented
  • managing the organisation’s day-to-day operations
  • providing advice to the council
  • appointing, directing and terminating staff, and managing all other issues that relate to staff.
The office of the CEO liaises with the offices of the Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and councillors, the Australian and Victorian governments and other major community and corporate stakeholders. The CEO also attends council meetings.

City Design, Rob Adams AM

The City Design Division is responsible for developing strategic plans and urban design policy as well as delivering best practice in design, project management and parks services. This division delivers a range of projects and services for residents, workers and visitors to the municipality. The division has primary responsibility for Docklands and the coordination and delivery of major projects and the capital works program. It also ensures the City of Melbourne maintains its reputation as a leader in the sustainable design and management of public spaces.