DADA has been the longest running community group working to save Preston Market from demolition and the site over-developed.
We have been represented and participated in the many iterations of community groups. The first being The People for Preston Market in 2014, Save Our Preston Market in 2016, Save The Preston Market, 2018 and Save Preston Market Action Group, 2020.
DADA initiated and led the case for heritage listing of Preston Market and was integral in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) case, Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) consultation and Planning Panels Victoria Standing Advisory Committee hearing.
DADA members have attended protests, picnics and public meetings as recorded in the minutes of DADA meetings on this website.
The SAC hearing ran from the 3rd of October to the 9th of November. DADA was present most days and participated by cross examining expert witnesses and delivering substantial submissions and supporting materials.
The DADA submission to the SAC was split into two, written and presented by Chris Erlandsen, Vice President and Maria Poletti, President;