After a trial year at its new home in the Alma and Nolan streets precinct, the Maryborough Lions Club Tourist Market has been hailed a success by the Central Goldfields Shire Council.
At last month’s ordinary council meeting, Central Goldfields Shire administrators moved a motion to support the ongoing hosting of the tourist market in the CBD location, subject to the Maryborough Lions Club obtaining relevant local laws and planning permissions, and continuing to implement the business and marketing plan, following the 12 month review.
During the meeting, Central Goldfields Shire chief administrator Noel Harvey said while the move of the market was met with opposition, he has since received a lot of positive feedback about it.
“I’ve had a number of people speak to me about the market and they have said they have changed their position and that they whole- heartedly support it,” he said.
“A lot of traders have mentioned how busy they are over the weekend that it runs, which is great.”
According to the report tabled to council, 38 stall holders participated in the first market held in February last year and this has increased steadily over the past 12 months. Approximately 60-65 stallholders attended the market over the winter months and the December 2018 market had a high of 71 stallholders attend.
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