The proposal for the redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Market site released today is more or less the same as before. No alteration.
Whilst the Council claims it is undertaking community consultation the
fact is they are pushing ahead with their preferred option, funded by a
developer land grab
The proposed hiving off of land and the
extension of Franklin Street is huge mistake and short term thinking.
They just wasted 3 million dollars destroying La Trobe street now they
want to redirect that traffic past the market's southern edge, along
Franklin Street and past the City Baths
causing a major traffic problem at the intersection of Franklin and
Victoria Streets. (The area of Franklin Street, between Swanston Street
and Victoria Street, should be closed off and handed over to RMIT to
develop as outdoor urban community space.)
development of a high rise tower block on the southern end will loom
over the market and limit its potential as a real vibrant community
If they need Money for the project than ask the State Government to payback the $50 Million that Jeff Kennett acquired from the Council for the Federation Square project, the value of which no longer appears on the council assets register.