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Queen Victoria Market Precinct draft plan unveiled

By Jamil Allouche

The draft master plan for the renewal of the Queen Victoria Market Precinct was revealed recently, which outlines the potential for a huge $250million investment in the infrastructure for the redevelopment of the market. 

Lord mayor Robert Doyle said that after 18 months of consultation with the community, the ambitious plan has been drawn up and aims to bring the market into the 21st century without compromising the area's "unique character and heritage". 

"It will retain what we all love about the market, such as the fresh meat and produce and speciality shops, while facilitating a contemporary retail offer, new public spaces and the realignment of Franklin Street to create an important East-West connection," said Mr Doyle in a 26 February statement. 

He went on to say that, depending on the scope of the project, there is the potential for 9,000 new jobs in the market, up to 12,000 employment options in the surrounding precinct, and thousands in the construction sector. 

Community feedback is still being sought, so if you're a resident of real estate in Brunswick and feel like making a suggestion, get in touch with the local council today. 

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