Friday 12 June 2015

Heritage Listing for QVM Moves Forward

We reported last week that work was progressing on QVM’s National Heritage listing and traders were invited to add to the discussion. Today’s press announced that Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Australian Heritage Council to consider placing the market on the register of the nation’s peak heritage sites.

There are currently 103 sites on the National heritage List with The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens being Melbourne’s two contributions. It is hoped that the Queen Victoria Market could eventually be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage listing.

Mr Hunt said the process to be placed on the national list would take two years. "Firstly, the federal environment act applies and protects the site in perpetuity, secondly it is a recognition that this is the best of the best in our history," he said.