Kambalda markets back after stalling years ago
Kambalda has hosted its first community market event in almost a decade.
The Kambalda Arts and Cultural Group is looking to reinstate the tradition once a month, buoyed by the strong turnout of stallholders at Kambalda Plaza yesterday.
Kambalda Cultural and Arts Group project officer John Scott said they expected it to take a few months before it really kicked off.
“We’ve had a couple of market days in the last 12 months but it never really got off to anything regular,” he said.
“But there is increasing demand to hold them monthly now so that’s what we are endeavouring to do.”
Mr Scott said mostly community fundraising groups made up the stallholders yesterday, but it was open to arts and crafts and anything in between – except “dump trucks”.
“From 2001-2006 we held it in Kambalda on a quarterly basis and we had about 15 stalls and a fair amount of customers came,” he said.
“So we are envisioning getting it back up to that level.
“It makes a nice day trip out for people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder as it is an arts and culture community here.”
Kambalda markets are held on the fourth Sunday of each month to avoid a clash with Boulder and Kalgoorlie markets, held on the third and first Sundays of the month, respectively.