There have been claims and counter claims about the decision made on the future of Preston Market at the council meeting on the 18th of May 2020. In an attempt to get council to clarify their position regarding the demolition, shift and rebuild of the market DADA asked the following questions. Read the council reply […]
Listen to the reasons given by Councilor McCarthy in the clips below for not supporting the amendments. You will hear that he wants to keep as many options open as possible. This includes the option of demolishing, moving and rebuilding the market regardless of it’s heritage status.
Below is an edit from council meeting minutes for Monday the 18th of May 2020. DADA asked: Maria Polietti (sic), DADA President, (Presented by Chris Erlandsen, DADA Vice President and Save Our Preston Market Representative) Will Council agree to record voting patterns in the General Council Meeting Minutes and Planning Committee Meeting Minutes? Response […]
A scheduled meeting with the Darebin Mayor, Susan Rennie and council officers on planning for the 50th birthday celebrations for Preston Market was cancelled today because the Mayor was offended by a meme posted on this website and the Save Our Preston Market facebook page. It would be fantastic if council minuted records of voting […]
The heritage hearing to determine if Preston Market is added to the Victorian Heritage Register was held on the 17th and 19th of August, 2019. The registration committee were Mr Lindsay Merritt (Chair), Prof Stuart Macintyre, Ms Penelope Smith. Submissions from DADA, Save our Preston Market, Darebin Ethnic Communities Council, Ethnic Communities Council Victoria, Mr […]
The Preston Leader has the following article on their Facebook page. Happy reading. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/save-our-preston-market-group-says-council-waved-white-flag/news-story/69bff97da9f5ca6800ddaee3e108d0f0
At the planning committee meeting last night the majority of Darebin Councilors voted to effectively demolish Preston Market in favour of moving and rebuilding it, even though the most recent report commissioned by council says that the key attributes of the market cannot be preserved in a new building at a new site. In […]
Congratulations to the DADA folk who successfully convinced Darebin Councillors to unanimously refuse the above planning application against the recommendation of the planning department. Below is a summery of the process and the reason for refusal.
Chris Erlandsen and I, together, have written over 20 thousand words for the heritage application for Preston Market. A big thanks to those of you who added to this with your personal submissions in support. No thanks to Darebin Council, excluding Councillor Grecco, who have been fighting the community push for a heritage listing […]
Our next meeting is the 2018 DADA AGM on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7pm at 572 Plenty Rd Preston (Cnr Josephine Grove). We look forward to seeing as many members as possible and do consider if you take an interest in planning in Darebin and are a DADA member, you may wish to nominate for […]