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There has been many complaints that DADA is misleading and fear mungering with our claims that Darebin Council is keeping the option open of demolishing and moving Preston Market to the corner of the site.
There is nothing said in the article below that indicates that Preston Market will be protected where it is.
You can read between the lines and under the spin yourself.
It is incredulous that council had no knowledge of the possibility that Preston Market would be fast-tracked when it appeared on the State Government list long before the announcement. If as they claim below, they have been ‘working alongside the Stage Government agency for two years’ what have they been doing? Remember it was this council that handed the decision making to the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne. It was a great failing of the community and they should have been more prepared to fight for the market on behalf of us.
DADA continues to call out Councilors for misleading comment on the future of Preston Market.
Susanne Newton says there are no plans to move the market away from the current site. (see her twitter feed below) Those of us who objected to the Stage 1B and 1C redevelopment of Preston Market saw the plans, in the future staging document, for moving the market to the corner of the site into a building with apartments above.(evidence posted here: https://www.darebinada.org/campaigns/preston-market-update-21st-of-may-2020)
It is a lie to say that there are no plans and misleading to confuse the whole site with the current site.
If Susanne Newton really wanted to save the market she would have voted for council support of the community led heritage application. She would also have voted for the suggested amendments for tighter planning controls at the general council meeting on May the 18th. Instead she voted to keep options open including the option to demolish and rebuild the market on the corner of the site.