Support for move to Tafe

Keep Mar­kets in Subi

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

STA­TION Street Mar­ket stall­hold­ers would back the idea of re­lo­cat­ing to the for­mer Wem­b­ley Tafe premises at 133 Salvado Road, their spokesman says.

“I am ex­tremely con­fi­dent that the majority of stall­hold­ers would move,” stall­hold­ers’ com­mit­tee spokesman Is­lam Bouyahia said at a Su­bi­aco coun­cil meet­ing last week.

He said the City of Su­bi­aco-owned build­ing would be an ideal im­me­di­ate short- term so­lu­tion if the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity ap­proved a com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion and the mar­kets closed in De­cem­ber.

“We need the coun­cil to un­der­stand that (an al­ter­na­tive model) can­not take the form of a pop-up mar­ket one or two days a week,” Mr Bouyahia said.

“Per­son­ally, I be­lieve that its size and in­dus­try of de­sign would of­fer a fast and con­ve­nient so­lu­tion. It could pre­serve our fu­ture in Su­bi­aco.”

Coun­cil­lor Stephanie Stroud said the for­mer Tafe site had the req­ui­site ven­ti­la­tion, elec­tric­ity, plumb­ing and car park­ing spa­ces to be a suit­able site.

The ap­proved staff rec­om­men­da­tion con­firmed the need for a short-term tem­po­rary mar­ket site for early 2015.

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