New home for swap meet

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

d472549 GIRRAWHEEN Li­ons Club will hold its first swap meet in Made­ley this week­end af­ter be­ing forced to move from Girrawheen.

New­park Hold­ings, which runs New­park Shop­ping Cen­tre, re­quested the club cease its Satur­day mar­ket in June af­ter 30 years at the venue be­cause of park­ing is­sues.

Since then, it has been des­per­ately try­ing to se­cure a lo­ca­tion and has been of­fered a two-month trial at Kingsway City shop­ping cen­tre.

Trea­surer Brian An­der­son said they had ex­hausted all av­enues within Girrawheen and ap­proached City of Wan­neroo coun­cil­lor Hugh Nguyen to help li­aise with Kingsway cen­tre man­age­ment.

“It’s been pretty chal­leng­ing; we’ve tried nu­mer­ous lo­ca­tions,” he said.

“It is a big re­lief; we’re there just for the trial pe­riod and hope­fully it will work out.”

The swap meet gen­er­ated most of the club’s in­come, which is then used to help the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Mr An­der­son also hoped many of their pre­vi­ous stall­hold­ers would re­turn.

The swap meet runs on Satur­day from 7.30am to 11am at the cen­tre’s grassed area on Hep­burn Av­enue, next to the car park.

Al­bert Ser­to­rio and Hafiz Kam­sadi, of Kingsway City Shop­ping Cen­tre, Cr Hugh Nguyen and Terry Dodd and Brian An­der­son, of the Li­ons Club of Girrawheen.

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