16 September 2020 – Mr Ondarchie – Constituency question – My constituency question today is for the Minister for Planning. It concerns the market redevelopment in Preston at the Preston Market in my electorate of Northern Metropolitan Region. Recently my office conducted a community survey, and I thank all those who responded from Preston. Several residents informed me they want to see the market precinct protected, others asked for more parking and better safety lighting around the area—all valid contributions for this important development that is in the heart of Preston. The Victorian Planning Authority has reported they want the project fast-tracked and shovel ready but will not release the proposed designs until after the council elections in October this year. Minister, Preston residents should be able to have their say on this project within the upcoming council elections, so will you instruct the Victorian Planning Authority to release the proposed design for the Preston Market before the upcoming Darebin council elections?