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Media Release

Preston Market heritage report

The Executive Director of Heritage Victoria has today released a recommendation about whether the Preston Market area should be added to the Victorian Heritage Register, which will be advertised for 60 days.

During this period people can make submissions to the recommendation to the Heritage Council of Victoria and if submissions are received, the Heritage Council may hold a hearing.

This process is completely independent of the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and City of Darebin’s planning for the site and all questions regarding the report and subsequent process should be directed to the Heritage Council of Victoria.

The VPA will consider this report as it continues to plan for the 4.6-hectare site bound by Murray Road to the north, Mary Street to the east, Cramer Street to the south, and rail land to the west.

For more information, refer to the FAQs tab on the Preston Market Strategic Site webpage here.

You can read the Recommendation of the Executive Director and assessment of cultural heritage significance under Part 3, Division 3 of the Heritage Act 2017 (PDF) here.

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