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Petition launched to protect Queen Vic Market from become an “entertainment/hospitality precinct”

Petition launched to protect Queen Vic Market from become an “entertainment/hospitality precinct”

May 23rd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A petition has been launched calling for the City of Melbourne to protect Queen Victoria Market amid concerns that the market’s heritage and authenticity are at risk due to the renewal project.

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“Evocative lozenge”: Collins St heritage icons preserved under new tower plan

May 22nd, 2024 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has given its enthusiastic support of a $276 million development above the heritage-listed Winfield and Rialto buildings on Collins St, in a project the Victorian Government Architect quizzically described as an “evocative lozenge”.

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New sign honours one of the greatest bookshops in Melbourne

May 22nd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

One of the world’s largest bookstores that once called a CBD laneway home during the gold rush era, and visited by literary legend Mark Twain, has been honoured.

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Heritage Victoria gives green light to $1.7bn QVM redevelopment

January 24th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A controversial plan to build three high-rise towers and a public square at the southern site of Queen Victoria Market (QVM) has won the backing of Heritage Victoria, drawing the ire of opponents.

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Ten years of passionate advocacy for her beloved market

January 24th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

For Mary-Lou Howie, the iconic Queen Victoria Market (QVM) is a place where people can come together to experience a true sense of community.

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Tower proposed above 150-year-old CBD heritage-listed townhouse  

December 22nd, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A plan to build a 10-storey building and rooftop garden at the rear of a 150-year-old heritage-listed townhouse in the CBD is being considered by the City of Melbourne.      

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QVM sheds win top heritage architecture prize

July 26th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The restoration of Queen Victoria Market sheds A-D and H-I has taken out a major heritage architecture award.

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Sturdy support for unique CBD building

May 24th, 2023 - David Schout

A trip down memory lane, as laneway building is honoured for its unique engineering heritage.

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Summer journey through Melbourne’s heritage

November 23rd, 2022 - Tristan Davies

As the year finally warms up (in theory) and the days get longer, there are so many more ways of discovering the city’s heritage than there were before thanks to some great new additions of bars, art and creative use of old spaces.

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Top honour for the City of Melbourne’s major Hoddle Grid Heritage Review

November 23rd, 2022 - Brendan Rees

One of the most comprehensive heritage reviews to be undertaken in the CBD, which saw more than 100 buildings being protected, has earned the City of Melbourne a prestigious planning honour. 

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Exceptional trees protected

Exceptional trees protected

December 1st, 2014 - CBD News
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