QVM heritage recognised nationally
By Sean Car
The Queen Victoria Market (QVM) was formally added to the National Heritage List in July.
Lord Mayor Sally Capp joined Federal Minister for the Environment Josh Frydenburg at the market on July 22 to announce the listing.
The milestone recognises the significant place that the market holds in Australian history and, according to council, provides further impetus for renewal and refurbishment.
Cr Capp said council’s $250 million investment in the QVM renewal would complement the National Heritage List by protecting the values and history that underpinned the market’s heritage recognition.
“Preserving the market’s long history, restoring its heritage buildings and securing its place as a traditional open-air market, which our research has reinforced, is incredibly important to everyone who experiences the market,” she said.