Protect Preston Market

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Protecting Preston Market's social, cultural and historical value for generations to come.

The Market is the heart of our community. It’s a precious source of employment, social connection, and of course quality, affordable food which is more important now than ever.

The fight to protect the Market has been a long one. Read about what’s happened so far, community consultation, Council’s vision for the market and the latest updates at the Preston Market Your Say page.

We will continue to work with the traders, community, State Government and owner to protect our thriving market now, and into the future.

What’s happening?

In early August 2023 Minister for Planning Sonya Kilkenny announced that new planning controls, including a Heritage Overlay, have been introduced to guide future development of the market site. This follows advice from an independent advisory committee that found more work was needed to protect the heritage significance of the market.

The new planning controls will require the substantial retention of the existing market, while allowing for the delivers of more than 1000 new homes. A precinct-specific Development Plan Overlay and Heritage Overlay will assist in protecting the historical, aesthetic, technical and social significance of the market.

How do show my support for protecting Preston Market?

There are a few ways you can show your support:

  1. Sign Darebin’s petition to Protect Preston Market
  2. Pick up a FREE Protect Preston Market fence sign from our customer service offices in Preston and Northcote.
  3. Tell everyone what you love about Preston Market on social media using the hashtag #protectprestonmarket