Council has a Hire Agreement in place with the market operator for the delivery of the Friday markets in Crown Street Mall.

This agreement includes conditions on the composition and nature of stalls. The markets aim to complement the retail precinct’s existing businesses and the contract ensures that the markets are not in direct competition with existing Crown Street Mall retailers.

Council has been advised by the market operator of a decision to suspend a Friday Forager Market stallholder to ensure consistency with the Hire Agreement.  Council understands this decision is to ensure priority is given to local produce and local farmers.

Council has received an email from the effected stallholder and has endeavoured to contact them about this matter.

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