Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (12:49): (1896) My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. The Preston Market, established in 1970, is the heartbeat of the northern suburbs and is known for the open-air atmosphere, cultural mix and fresh produce at great prices.
It is a defining feature of Preston, and its bustling atmosphere and diverse outlets are loved by the surrounding community. As the minister will be aware, the market is subject to Victorian government 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 visit the market and meet with the members of the group to understand their perspective on this wonderful asset?
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Constituency question 4/8/22