The City of Melbourne asked politicians engaged in the upcoming Victorian state election to express their views on some key issues for the city. One of the questions involved the QVM –
“Will you support Council’s vision for the renewal of the Queen Victoria Market and its environs, including necessary planning approvals and road closures?”
So far the leader of the Victorian Greens, MLC Greg Barber, has been the only respondent –
“YES, WITH CONDITIONS. Most importantly, the well-loved character of the market and the experience that comes with shopping there needs to be preserved for future generations when considering what renewals that are required. We support the pedestrianisation of Queen Street and the expansion of open space which the draft plan considers: however, the plan needs to be developed through strong engagement with residents, traders, visitors and workers.”
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