Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (12:52): (1919) My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. As I mentioned previously in this place, the Preston Market is a gem of the northern suburbs. It has diverse stalls, great-priced produce and an incredible cultural mix in a COVID-preferred open-air environment.
It is bustling and diverse and a joy to visit. As the minister is aware, the market is subject to Victorian Planning Authority plans for the redevelopment of 80 per cent of the site and construction of in excess of 1000 new apartments.
My constituent, a member of Save the Preston Market, a community action group, asks: will the minister respond to the ultimate community vision master plan that would see the market itself remain where it is?
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region