Forum 3000 – Queen Victoria Market redevelopment overview and petition

Residents 3000 are pleased to invite you to our fifth Forum 3000 of the year, which will be held at the Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place (off Russell Street) on Thursday, 6 June 2024, from 6:00pm.

The Melbourne City Council has embarked upon an extensive mixed-use redevelopment of the heritage-listed Queen Victoria Market and the local surrounding precinct.

The local residents, Friends of Queen Victoria Market Inc., and long-time traders will present an overview of the redevelopment and explain their petition to save the market.

This event will offer the usual informative presentations, a question and answer session, and lively debate on how our city and neighbourhoods are affected by redevelopments.

The details of the event are:

Thursday, 6 June 2024

6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place (off Russell Street), Melbourne 3000

Registration opens from 6:00pm; and guest presentations start at 6:30pm sharp.
Drinks are available from The Kelvin Club bar; with finger food served afterwards.

The event is free for our current members. If your membership has lapsed, you’re welcome to renew at $30 per person. Non-members will be asked to pay $5 to cover costs. New memberships are welcome or beat the queue and renew early for next financial year!

Membership is $30 per person, per year, and will cover to the end of June next year.

Friends of the Queen Victoria Market Inc.

We need your help, and ask that you please sign and share the petition to Save Queen Victoria Market.

The Renewal Plans for Queen Victoria Market (QVM) threaten its viability as our traditional, low cost, fresh food and general merchandise market.

We are calling on the City of Melbourne to ensure that its Renewal Plans protect and prioritise Queen Victoria Market’s viability as Melbourne’s traditional, fresh food and general merchandise market, and to genuinely listen to and act on the community’s concerns.

Queen Victoria Market is a National Heritage-listed, working public market of unique social and cultural significance for the people of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia, and more broadly to our international visitors.

The current Renewal Plans for Queen Victoria Market are changing our Market into an entertainment / hospitality precinct. The Market will no longer have the authenticity and integrity of a genuine, historic market which will result in higher prices and significant heritage loss for the community and Australia.

To sign the petition, please visit

Facebook: FriendsofQueenVictoriaMarket

Thank you for your continued support, don’t forget to share!

Victoria Police Community Sentiment Survey

Please help by completing the annual Victoria Police Community Sentiment Survey.

Your participation could assist to make a difference to community policing in our streets and neighbourhoods. In particular, we are seeking increased and regular foot patrols.

At our Forum 3000 later this year, we will look forward to Victoria Police reporting on and discussing the results of this survey and our ongoing neighbourhood safety concerns.

The annual Victoria Police Community Sentiment Survey provides an opportunity for all Victorians to share their safety concerns, how they would like to interact with police, and where Victoria Police can focus efforts to keep our communities safer.

The survey supports the Neighbourhood Policing Framework and is for people of all backgrounds who live, work, and socialise in Victoria.

The survey is anonymous and will take around 5 minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, visit

The survey closes on 31 May 2024.

Follow-up of Community Showcase …

Thank you to all who participated in our Community Showcase. We would particularly like to thank the local groups and organisations who were invited to present and so kindly contributed to this event:

City Precinct Traders Association
DAM Busters BCS Dragon Boat Club
Friends of Queen Victoria Market
Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Inner Melbourne Life Activity Club
Laneway Learning
Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Melbourne Ladies Committee
Melbourne Men’s Shed
Melbourne Sunrise Probus & Melbourne Bearbrass Probus
Rotary Central Melbourne & Rotary Melbourne
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
State Library Victoria
U3A Melbourne City

City of Melbourne
    Volunteering Programme
     •  Visitor Services & Premier Events
     •  Gardens for Wildlife
    City Library & narrm ngarrgu Library
     •  Book Clubs
     •  English Conversation Club
     •  English Learners’ Book Club
    Healthy Ageing & Inclusion
     •  City Baths & Group Fitness
     •  Active Melbourne Directory
     •  Out & About Activity Guide
     •  Wellbeing & Connection Map

We wish to thank our business sponsors for their support of our association and the local resident community:

Melbourne Boutique Property
Fawkner May
Kieser Collins Street
CBD Facility Management

We also wish to thank the organisations who assist in supporting our activities throughout the year:

The Kelvin Club
CBD News
City of Melbourne
Victoria Police
City Precinct



Renew your annual membership or join …

Join Residents 3000 and get to know other people who live in the city.  We connect people to build a community of residents and friends. After each event, we provide light refreshments and opportunities for chats and discussion. Please consider joining, if you live in the city, and would like to become involved in our “big village” of postcode 3000.

Membership of $30 per person is for the financial year and will cover through to the end of June next year. There is no joining fee, only an annual membership subscription fee.

You can pay your annual membership fee via our payments page (card or bank transfer) or at the meeting (card or cash). Other benefits and details are provided on our membership page.

Follow-up of Waste & Recycling update …

Thank you to our guests from the City of Melbourne who provided an update on the latest waste and recycling, resource recovery, and sustainability initiatives:

  • Vince Macolino, Acting Director Waste and Recycling
  • Jordi McInerney, Manager Strategic Projects and Circular Economy
  • Steven Pilinis, Acting Manager Clean City
  • Catherine Ng, Manager Commercial Waste and Recycling Services
  • Kevin Schwieker, Manager Residential Waste and Recycling Services

Follow-up of Alison Leighton, CEO of the City of Melbourne …

Thanks to our speakers and for everyone who attended. Once again it was a great success with always interesting topics.

Our guest speaker was Alison Leighton, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Melbourne.

This was our first presentation from Alison Leighton since her appointment as CEO, having responsibility for the Executive Leadership Team and assisting in the overall leadership and governance of the City of Melbourne.

Our additional speakers were:

  • Rei Chin, Neighbourhood Partner – CBD, Community Development, City of Melbourne
  • Arthur Makridis, Leading Senior Constable, Neighbourhood Policing Co-Ordinator, Melbourne East, Victoria Police
  • Dale Huntington, Inspector, Melbourne East Local Area Commander, North West Metro Region, Victoria Police

Follow-up of Metro Tunnel Project update …

With train testing now underway, our first Forum 3000 of the year was another exciting installment in this underground breaking story which has been unfolding over the past seven years, as we near our final destination to opening of Town Hall Station and State Library Station within the CBD, next year in 2025.

We thank the presenters from the Metro Tunnel Project team, as they continued with the latest installment of this captivating underground excavation and construction journey and the project nears completion.

For slides from their presentation, follow this link:

For the latest details about the Metro Tunnel Legacy Artwork Program, follow this link:

Our guest presenters were:

  • Blythe Chidgey – Town Hall Station Communications Manager (Cross Yarra Partnership)
  • Melinda Kelly – State Library Station Communications Manager (Cross Yarra Partnership)
  • Barry McGuren – Manager, Landowner and Business Support Services (Rail Projects Victoria)