The City of Sydney has approved the Sydney Markets Policy. Markets allow our City to thrive with a diverse range of products and merchandise, which with markets in particular, has beneficial results for local communities that can sell local produce. I am proud to stand for the benefits of what this brings our city, and Council’s use of land to activate areas with bustling stalls such as those seen in Paddington and Glebe.
The Markets Policy has undergone significant community consultation to finalise the report. This has helped the City to establish the groundwork for approval, considering important factors such as site access, health and safety, fees and equal opportunity land use. Council has put up the Guide to Setting Up a Market on Council Land to maximise the use of markets and to improve their success, which is a success for the local community as much as the stall holders.
I look forward to the growing of markets across the City of Sydney and the local and visitor input that they will continue to bring.