Redevelopment plans will be implemented for Queen Victoria Market

30 October 2013

The future of the iconic Queen Victoria Market is in peril unless ambitious redevelopment plans are implemented, lord mayor Robert Doyle has warned.

Cr Doyle pledged the redevelopment plans would not destroy the market's atmosphere or role as a fresh food market. But he flagged the need for more sophisticated, varied offerings and keeping the market open more often.

The council has developed a refurbishment plan with a ballpark figure of $100 million.The plan includes a role for private development on the market's fringe, including car parking. After the government signs off, the council will release the plans for public discussion.

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