Sunday 23 April 2017

Lord Mayor Brings QVM Heritage Listing A Step Closer

If you have been reading propaganda from certain quarters lately you could be forgiven for thinking that the City of Melbourne wants to destroy the Queen Victoria Market.

In fact, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle set up the process for renewal back in 2012, and then announced the intention to seek protection for the market through a world heritage listing in 2013. 

He has now joined with the Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, to take an important step in the heritage process. Last Friday they asked the National Heritage Council to place the market on the register of the country's most important heritage sites. According to the Herald-Sun “The move would ensure the historical elements of the site would not be demolished by a future state government.

Let's hope this is just the first step in getting formal national and international recognition for our wonderful market and helps to safeguard its existence for future generations.