Community hub takes shape

Construction of our city’s largest new community hub is underway, scheduled for completion in 2021.

Located opposite the Queen Victoria Market, the Munro site will deliver much-needed facilities to the growing city north area, including childcare, affordable housing, community and events spaces, and 500 car spaces for market customers.

Together with complementary retail, residential apartments and a boutique hotel, this mixed-used project will be a major drawcard for visitors to the Queen Victoria Market precinct.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the Munro project is a great example of how Council can work with the private sector to enhance urban liveability, like other successful projects at QV and Lygon Street.

‘Council purchased the Munro site to reap significant civic benefits and ensure that no supermarket, large chain store or other poor development impacts the Queen Victoria Market,’ the Lord Mayor said.

‘A key project in the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal program, the development will enhance Melbourne’s favourite market precinct through new open space, laneways and complementary retail, as we prepare the north of the city for 22,000 more residents by 2040.’

‘We will also protect the heritage of the precinct, including the retention of the former Mercat Hotel facade and Munro Square warehouse.

‘Plus, we’ll set a new standard in sustainable development under the city’s six star Green Star Communities accreditation for the precinct.’

Business will continue as usual at Queen Victoria Market throughout the works.

For more information, visit Munro.