Preston Market

Preston Market is one of the most-loved, iconic features of our city and we share our community's deep interest in its long-term future.

It’s more than a fresh food market – it’s a much-loved landmark. It inspires strong emotion in the local community, wider Melbourne and Darebin City Council for its cultural diversity, authentic market experience and a meeting place in the heart of Preston.

WHAT IS COUNCIL DOING?

We have established a clear goal to help the market thrive into the future and we’re working with the VPA on the review of planning controls to achieve this.

At our meeting on 3 September we endorsed the community’s vision for the site and we established guiding principles for our work – these should give you a good understanding of what we’re committed to. The report can be found under 'Document Library' on the right hand side.

We are planning in-depth community engagement to develop foundational elements which is the next step of the Review. This will include a diverse segment of the community and involve all key stakeholders.

Thank you everyone for their ideas and input throughout the community engagement so far. To stay up-to-date with this project email futurepreston@darebin.vic.gov.au


Preston Market is one of the most-loved, iconic features of our city and we share our community's deep interest in its long-term future.

It’s more than a fresh food market – it’s a much-loved landmark. It inspires strong emotion in the local community, wider Melbourne and Darebin City Council for its cultural diversity, authentic market experience and a meeting place in the heart of Preston.

WHAT IS COUNCIL DOING?

We have established a clear goal to help the market thrive into the future and we’re working with the VPA on the review of planning controls to achieve this.

At our meeting on 3 September we endorsed the community’s vision for the site and we established guiding principles for our work – these should give you a good understanding of what we’re committed to. The report can be found under 'Document Library' on the right hand side.

We are planning in-depth community engagement to develop foundational elements which is the next step of the Review. This will include a diverse segment of the community and involve all key stakeholders.

Thank you everyone for their ideas and input throughout the community engagement so far. To stay up-to-date with this project email futurepreston@darebin.vic.gov.au


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  • How were people chosen to be part of the CRG?

    Carole asked 5 months ago

    Hi Carole

    Thank you for your question. Expression of Interest for community members to become part of a Preston Market Community Reference Group (CRG) were sought through the VPA and Council communication channels.

    There was a lot of interest from a range of community members wanting to be involved in the Reference Group. Members were independently selected against the following criteria:

    •   Demonstrable interest in the project
    •   A commitment to make a constructive contribution to the project
    •   Availability to attend briefing sessions
    •   Commitment to collaboration, networking and communal capacity building
    •   Representation of local interests (resident, worker, interest group etc.)

    28 members are part of the Community Reference Group based on their individual interest and community group representation.

    The CRG will participate in a series of exploratory workshops to prepare a ‘community vision’ and understand the constraints and opportunities for the site.

    Kind Regards,

    Wendy Dinning