Breaking the Vic Market deadlock

24 April 2018 The Age today has reported on Greens Lord Mayor candidate Rohan Leppert’s plans to protect the gritty, lively nature of the Queen Victoria Market and to change how the market is run.   Cr Leppert’s plan for the Queen Victoria Market...

Abbotsford St social housing renewal approved

2 April 2018 The Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved amendment C306 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, the renewal of the Abbotsford St public housing precinct, on 29 March 2018. The current precinct has 114 public housing units in generously spaced buildings...

Hey Labor – Think Outside The Square

Thursday 21 Dec Yesterday, without warning or a skerrick of public consultation, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism John Eren announced that the Yarra Building in Federation Square will be demolished to make way for an Apple megastore. The backlash from...

Gardiner Reserve expansion gets the green light

Dec 8, 2017 This week, Council approved an almost-3,000m2 expansion of Gardiner Reserve, North Melbourne. This was a key Greens election promise in 2016 РThe Greens election campaign was launched in Gardiner Reserve Рand there will be shovels in the...

Queen Victoria Market renewal update

Thursday, 31 August 2017 Cr Leppert writes — This has been a big week in the life of Melbourne’s treasured Queen Victoria Market. Today, the Planning Minister gazetted new planning controls for the market and precinct. These controls include mandatory...