ACT FAST TO KEEP STALLHOLDERS
THE final piece of the Subiaco puzzle is complete. A four-storey retail and office development will replace the Station Street Markets, complementing approved plans for the Ace Cinemas, Seddon Street and Pavilion Markets sites. Now we can talk about what is to come for Subiaco, not what it will lose i.e. AFL at Subiaco oval. There will be a tough few years to come for businesses and residents in the area as it is taken over by cranes and building works, but at least construction is set to happen concurrently. The news does come with sadness. The fate of our beloved Station Street Markets was decided in the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority board meeting last week. In some small way, there was still hope that the fresh produce, food, coffee, clothes, accessories and massage would be around longer as developers negotiated with the planning powerhouses. The City of Subiaco now needs to get its skates on and launch an attractive alternative for the markets so we don’t lose these stallholders to another area.