Where to now for Su­bi­aco mar­kets?

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

SU­BI­ACO coun­cil will dis­cuss po­ten­tial lo­ca­tions and man­age­ment of new mar­kets to re­place the soon-to-close Sta­tion Street Mar­kets at a coun­cil meet­ing tonight.

Coun­cil­lor Stephanie Stroud will present an elected mem­bers’ mo­tion that staff pre­pare a pre­lim­i­nary re­port in the next two months, in­clud­ing pos­si­ble future mar­ket lo­ca­tions, how the mar­ket would op­er­ate and whether the City could take on fi­nan­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

“It is quite a com­plex is­sue to as­sess the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the loss of the mar­kets and their pos­si­ble re­place­ment, but an im­por­tant place to start is through re­search,” Cr Stroud wrote.

“The City needs to take pre-emp­tive ac­tion.”

Su­bi­aco Square Newsagency owner Dean Scott said the coun­cil had “been caught nap­ping” and were now scram­bling to catch up.

“The City of Su­bi­aco has known for years and years that the Sta­tion Street Mar­kets would be de­vel­oped,” Mr Scott said.

“A re­place­ment mar­ket site should al­ready have been lo­cated, pre­pared and ready to go by this late stage.”

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