Queen Vic­to­ria Mar­ket Precinct

Time Out (Melbourne) - - Future Melbourne -

What is it: A $250 mil­lion over­haul of the 140-year-old Mel­bourne land­mark to po­si­tion the mar­ket as part of the ex­pand­ing CBD. When will it open? 2022-3

As the Mel­bourne CBD’S res­i­den­tial pop­u­la­tion moves north­ward, city plan­ners are un­der pres­sure to free up more land for hous­ing de­vel­op­ments. Given that it sits smack bang in the mid­dle of this re­gion, the Queen Vic­to­ria Mar­ket has to be a part of these de­vel­op­ments. In July this year, the An­drews La­bor Gov­ern­ment signed off on new plan­ning con­trols that will al­low the City of Mel­bourne to up­grade the mar­ket un­der strict her­itage con­trols. The City plans to trans­form the the space sur­round­ing the mar­ket into the north­ern hub of the CBD, with new pub­lic space, apart­ments, child­care fa­cil­i­ties, a gallery, com­mu­nity cen­tre and ho­tel.

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