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Preston locals rally to save beloved outdoor market | 7NEWS
Plans for Preston Market redevelopment triggers a backlash | 7NEWS


Fewer apartments make Preston Market plans ‘unviable’, owners say

“…Most of the stalls would be moved under the proposal, something critics argue would dilute the character of the 50-year-old market. Any development cannot reduce the market footprint, and the existing fruit and vegetable shed needs to be retained to protect local heritage….” – Read more

Fruiterers peel off as Preston Market redevelopment looms

“Preston Market is more than 50 years old but some believe it faces the most important year of its existence in 2022, with a controversial redevelopment of the site looming and the state election set for the end of the year. – Read more

‘The market still lives’ but developers have Preston Market in their sights

“The Save the Preston Market Action Group (STPMAG) has been the most outspoken in fighting the development. The STPMAG claim that the development group behind the proposal is the same behind a site that now sits on the Yarra largely unused.

“These massive blocks now sit untenanted and empty against the Melbourne skyline, with the developers unable to sell the apartments,” they said in a recent press release.

The STPMAG have also put together an alternative proposal:” – Read more

Fears for ‘heart of Preston’ in fast-tracked market review

“A decision about Preston Market’s future will be fast-tracked to help stimulate Victoria’s struggling economy but Darebin Council fears moving too quickly could undermine the review process.” – Read more

Fears for future of Preston Market as apartment plan looms

“Darebin mayor Lina Messina, whose first job in high school was at the market, said the precinct was “the heartbeat of the community”.

“Council is worried that under this plan, most of the market could be demolished,” Cr Messina said.

She said the council would make a submission after reviewing the details of the plan, to ensure the market remained where it was.” – Read more

‘Existential threat’: Preston Market proposal faces pushback from council

“Paving the way for 2200 apartments to be built on the site of the Preston Market would pose an existential threat to stallholders, Darebin City Council officers have warned in a draft submission to the Victorian Planning Authority.” – Read more