Plan to modernise gritty Queen Vic Market sparks fears

Original article by Jewel Topsfield
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 18-Sep-19

Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp says new modernisation plans for that city’s historic Queen Victoria Market will enable it to keep operating successfully for another 100 years. The new plans include increased refrigeration for fresh produce stall holders and centralised waste and recycling facilities. However, Friends of Queen Victoria Market president Mary-Lou Howie says the market would lose its ‘gritty’ appeal under the proposed plans, which she contends are the work of ‘neatniks’. She says the main concern of traders remains the proposed replacement of the market’s open-air park with a public space.


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