South Melbourne Market
South Melbourne Market is owned and operated by the City of Port Phillip, and is managed by a Section 86 Committee of the Port Phillip Council under the Local Government Act.
South Melbourne Market Committee
The South Melbourne Market Committee has the responsibility of overseeing the Market on behalf of Council. The Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis and meetings are open to the public. The Committee comprises:
Three independent members:
Jo Plummer (Chair)
Cr Bernadene Voss
Cr Marcus Pearl
There is also one non-voting senior officer of Council who attends these meetings:
The independent members were all appointed following an open advertising and selection process from a large and highly qualified field of candidates. Each independent was required to demonstrate specific skills relevant to oversee the Market as well as a strong local association and a love of markets.
2019 Market Committee Meeting Dates:
For those wishing to attend the South Melbourne Market Committee meetings, the meetings are held at 6 pm on:
Tue 26 February at St Kilda Town Hall Training Room
Thu 11 April at St Kilda Town Hall Ngargee Room
Thu 18 July at The Neff Market Kitchen*
Thu 22 August at The Neff Market Kitchen*
Thu 19 September at The Neff Market Kitchen*
Thu 7 November at The Neff Market Kitchen*
Thu 5 December at The Neff Market Kitchen*
* The Neff Market Kitchen is located at Stall 90, Cecil Street, South Melbourne Market
Formal documents relating to the Committee (agendas and minutes) can be found here.
The South Melbourne Market Charter can be found here.
Annual Report 2017-2018
The Annual Report 2017-18 for the Market has been adopted by Council.
Strategic Plan 2015-20 Summary
The South Melbourne Market Strategic Plan 2015-20 was endorsed by the City of Port Phillip on 9 February 2016.
Market Mix Policy and Five Year Market Mix Strategy
South Melbourne Market has cemented itself as a unique village experience seen nowhere else across Melbourne and Australia. It is an urban food forest full of quirky and playful characters and art.
This Market Mix Policy and Five Year Market Mix Strategy has been developed to ensure the Market stays relevant to the community and remains one of Melbourne’s favourite markets.
A wide range of research studies have been reviewed in the development of this Policy & Strategy which is summarised in this document for the community.