Newtown Square Markets given the go-ahead by Marrickville Council
In danger of being shut down, Newtown Square Markets have been given a new lease on life. Marrickville Mayor, Jo Haylen, has secured approval for the markets to continue to run in Newtown Square.
Marrickville Council voted on the markets this week, and operation of the Newtown Square markets, has been approved subject to conditions.
"As the new Mayor I am proud to have brought about such a great result for our local community,” said Haylen.
“By working closely with the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Council staff, and Councillors we secured the future of the markets,” she said.
The Newtown Markets help to raise funds for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and have been an institution for several years.
“Marrickville Council has a very productive relationship with Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. We recognise the great work they do with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our area,” she said.
“This is a victory for the local community who strongly advocated for the markets to continue,” said Haylen.
“Just like many other residents, I look forward to strolling down to the markets one Saturday soon and maybe finding a vintage record or pre-loved book, or perhaps a bees wax candle and bunch of flowers,” Mayor Haylen said.
Conditions placed on the markets include ensuring their is space for pedestrians and emergency vehicles. The market will still be limited to one day per week on the weekend. The duration is also restricted (regular hours 10.00am to 4.00pm each Saturday with extended trading during summer months until 7.00pm).