Each week our email to traders includes a quote and last week’s quote has special relevance to the QVM Master Plan.
"To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach." – W. Clement Stone.
It is easy to be mystified at the terminology of a Master Plan. A lot of hard work and consultation has gone into the QVM Master Plan and yet essentially it doesn’t contain a lot of plans. It refers to intent, and the detail will be teased out as projects get underway.
Traders are often asked to give their views on renewal which is difficult when we don’t know any detail. What we should be asked is - What is our view of the intent of the Master Plan? Do we think it is guiding us in the right direction? Like Stone says, we don’t need to know all the answers in advance. We do need a clear idea of the problem or the goal we want to reach. That information is all contained in the Master Plan which was finally approved by Council back in July 2015. It may be worthwhile to refresh your memory on the content by going here - http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/queenvictoriamarket
PS - W. Clement Stone was a business man and philanthropist. He started his business career by selling newspapers in restaurants at a time when everyone else was selling them on street corners. He was known as an innovative thinker and converted his selling and communicating ability into a fortune.