By Spencer Fowler Steen
Fears have been expressed that Queen Victoria Market (QVM) will lose business due to the proposed closure of the existing car park earmarked for a new “Market Square” .
In a speech to a Friends of QVM meeting on November 20, property developer and businessman David Legge said half of QVM’s visitors would be adversely affected by the “practically illogical” and “seriously flawed” plan.
About 60 people attended the meeting at the Drill Hall in Therry St…
Reason Party MP Fiona Patten said the City of Melbourne’s voting system was skewed towards a “small gerrymandered business fiefdom” which received two votes while residents were restricted to a single vote.
“As a friend of these markets I think that the response from council would be different if they were answering to the people not businesses,” she said.
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